Terence Kohler

Terence Kohler was born in Sydney, Australia. Upon completing his studies at The McDonald College, in 2002 Terence received a scholarship from the Tanzstiftung Birgit Keil to study at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim, Germany. In 2004, Terence was engaged as both a dancer and resident choreographer at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Alongside creating new full-length and one-act ballets he performed in choreographies from William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Jorma Uotinen, Philip Taylor, Christian Spuck, Peter Wright, Renato Zanella and as the role of Mercutio in the German premiere of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet”. In 2007 Terence was awarded the German Dance Prize “Future” for choreography and in 2009 he was nominated for the prestigious Prix Benois de la Danse in Moscow. Beyond his engagement a ‘Choreographer in Residence’ at the Bavarian State Ballet and participating in the National Ballet of China’s first ever Choreographic Workshop, Terence has created new works for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Finnish National Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet and the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg. Terence is currently the Director of the International Summer School initiative in Sydney, Australia and teaches internationally both classical ballet and mindfulness dance.

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Since early 2017, Terence assumed the directorship of Sydney’s prestigious International Summer School. Curating the ISS2018 program to empower the creativity of participants, this summer arts initiative will grow over the coming years to build bridges between the Australian and international arts communities and help foster the artistic and cultural development of the new generation of creatively conscious young Australians.

CHOREOGRAPHIC CAREER

Gaining recognition for his choreography from a young age, Terence created a myriad of works over sixteen years that ranged from one-act abstract works to full evening story ballets. With each new work Terence strived to create worlds that invited that audience to engage in escapist journeys.

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Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg

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Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg
"Yuko Kato's exuberant fun-loving, energetic and technically smooth solo set to the cheerful Allegretto is likely to go down in modern German dance history." tanznetz.de 17.01.2016

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Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg

Série noire - A Murder Mystery

Bayerisches Staatsballett München
“Série Noire is an extraordinary whodunnit that kept the audience on the edge of its seat from start to finish (…) thoroughly compelling, this is a blockbuster not to be missed.” Dance Europe, August/September 2010

Série noire - A Murder Mystery

Bayerisches Staatsballett München

Série noire - A Murder Mystery

Bayerisches Staatsballett München
"It is quite amazing what glides out of the 23-year-old resident choreographer’s sleeves producing seemingly inexhaustible body movements to life.” Der neue Merker, 24.04.2008

The Temple Dancer

Badisches Staatsballett Karlsruhe

The Temple Dancer

Badisches Staatsballett Karlsruhe

HELDEN

Bayerisches Staatsballett München
"In Helden, Kohler the best of dancers who render it to him with incomparable virtuosity, especially since the choreographer leaves them with a great deal of freedom of expression and interpretation." Munich&Co Blogspot 23.04.2013