Sasha Waltz is an icon of contemporary dance in Germany. After studying in Amsterdam and New York Waltz moved to Berlin, where she founded her company Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1993 together with Jochen Sandig. In the German capital, she has choreographed works for the Sophiensale, the Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz and Radialsystem, and, as co-founder or artistic director of these theaters and centers, she has constantly opened up new perspectives for culture. Between 2019 and 2020, she was the artistic director of the Staatsballett Berlin together with Johannes Öhman.

In her current choreographic work, Waltz focuses particularly on interdisciplinary collaboration processes, and seeks exchange with artists, musicians, architects, and her audiences; new pieces are often based on research conducted within the framework of these dialogues. Waltz is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and has been appointed “Commandeur de l‘ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in France.