Ruth Schultz

Corps de ballet

Ruth Schultz

Corps de ballet


Ruth Schultz was born in Westchester County, NY (USA) and received her first ballet training at a local ballet school before she joined the Westchester Dance Academy in Mount Kisco. As scholarship holder she came to the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program in New York City in 2016. Thanks to a further scholarship she came to the John Cranko School in 2019, from which she graduated in summer 2022.

She successfully participated in several competitions. In 2021 she won the National Merit Award at the National Fine Arts Festival. In 2019 she placed in the top 12 at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City. That same year she won the Gold medal at the Dance Prix de New York. At the Youth America Grand Prix 2019 in New York as well as at the International Ballet Competition in 2018 she won Silver medals in Classical and Contemporary. At the Youth America Grand Prix 2018 in Boston she won the Youth Grand Prix Award.

During the 2022/23 season Ruth Schultz was an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet, in the following season she became a member of the Corps de ballet.
Photo Roman Novitzky


Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Sospesi (Vittoria Girelli)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Pas de six
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): camel

Specially created Roles
  • Ascaresa (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Divided (Joshua Green)
  • Drifting Bones (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • In Esisto (Vittoria Girelli): Corps
  • La Nascita Di Venere (Emanuele Babici)
  • Meant (Cody Berkely)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): maid, doll
  • Where does the time go? (Samantha Lynch)

Specially created Roles at Noverre: Young Choreographers
  • Veritas vos liberat (Emanuele Babici)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Blake Works I (William Forsythe)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): matryoshka, fairy of the forest
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

Repertoire as a student
  • Diana and Actaeon (Agrippina Vaganova): Variation
  • Don Quixote (Marius Petipa): Dulcinea Variation, Pas de deux 3rd Act
  • Giselle (Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot): Pas de deux 2nd Act
  • Glasunov Suite (Hideo Fukagawa)
  • La Sylphide (August Bournonville): Variation
  • Salade (John Cranko)
  • The Fairy Doll (Sergej Legat): Pas de trois