Christopher Kunzelmann

Demi Soloist

Christopher Kunzelmann

Demi Soloist

Vita

Christopher Kunzelmann was born in West Palm Beach (USA). He began his ballet training with the Florida School for Dance Education in Palm Beach Gardens. Following this, he transferred to the Next Generation Ballet at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in 2013. In 2015 he came to Stuttgart to attend the John Cranko Schule where he graduated in 2017.

In the season 2017/18 Christopher Kunzelmann was an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet, one season later he became a member of Stuttgart Ballet's Corps de ballet. At the beginning of the 2023/24 season he was promoted to Demi-Soloist.
Photo Carlos Quezada

Repertoire

Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Blake Works I (William Forsythe)
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart): The Rhythm
  • Chrysalis (Vittoria Girelli)
  • Extract of: Impuls (Roman Novitzky)
  • Nuda (Fabio Adorisio)
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Out of Breath (Johan Inger)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Paris
  • Self-Deceit (Vittoria Girelli)
  • Solo (Hans van Manen)
  • Source (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Companion of the Prince, Cavalier of the Princess of Spain, Cavalier of the Princess of Poland
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): deer, torero
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Prince of the West
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Gremio
  • Under the Surface (Roman Novitzky)
  • Where does the time go? (Samantha Lynch)

Specially created Roles
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger): Prince of Germany
  • Calma Apparente (Fabio Adorisio)
  • Dimora (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Everybody Needs Some/Body (Roman Novitzky)
  • IT.FLOPPY.RABBIT (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Lost Room (Fabio Adorisio)
  • Messenger (Louis Stiens)
  • Reflection/s (Roman Novitzky): Solo
  • Taiyō to Tsuki (Martin Schläpfer)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): cossack (Solo), guest at the christmas party, soldier
  • Where does the time go? (Samantha Lynch)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • 2m² of skin (Martino Semenzato)
  • Ajna (Aurora De Mori)
  • Demon Days (Fraser Roach)
  • It’s what you make of it (Adrian Oldenburger)
  • Notes for Peace (Martino Semenzato)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Bliss (Johan Inger)
  • Boléro (Maurice Béjart)
  • Fancy Goods (Marco Goecke)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton)
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Opus 1 (John Cranko)
  • Part of: Spuren (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Petipa)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)