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Tadeusz Matacz

Artistic Director, John Cranko School at Stuttgart Ballet

Tadeusz Matacz, born in Warsaw, Poland, has received his ballet education at the State Ballet Academy in Warsaw where he has also completed his pedagogical training with Leonid Zhdanov.

In 1977 he had his first engagement as a dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw and at the same time worked as a ballet teacher at the ballet school in Warsaw. From 1979 to 1984 Tadeusz Matacz was a principal dancer at the Big Theater Warsaw. From 1984 to 1992 he was a soloist at the Badische State Theater in Karlsruhe where he also took on pedagogical commitments as of 1988. From 1992 to 1998 Tadeusz Matacz was ballet master and choreographer at the Badische State Theater in Karlsruhe. From 1990 to 1998 he also worked as a guest teacher with Ballet Frankfurt, Toulouse Ballet, the Big Theater Warsaw and from 1997 to 1998 also with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Since 1st January 1999 Tadeusz Matacz has been the Director of The John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. He is regulary invited as a juror at renowned international ballet competitions.

Q&A with Tadeusz Matacz 2011 from Indianapolis City Ballet on Vimeo.


Master Class 2011
Master Class 2012
Indianapolis International Ballet Competition 2015 Judge