15.04., 17.04., 19.04.19, 14:00–15:30
Training for Dancers
Kristina Bernewitz was born in Schwerin (Mecklenburg) and was trained to become a stage dancer at the Palucca Schule Dresden, where she was stamped by Prof. Gret Palucca and Prof. Ute Mitreuter-Russu in modern free dance as well as classical dance.
Afterwards she danced for 18 years as a soloist at the Ballet Leipzig (Leipziger Ballet) playing the leading roles in works by Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, John Cranko, George Balanchine, Yuri Vamos, Dietmar Seyffert, Enno Markwart, Johann Kresnik and especially in works by the head choreographer Uwe Scholz.
She also created multiple choreographies for the Ballet Leipzig (Leipziger Ballet) and also distinguished herself playing leading roles at the Tanzcompany Werner Stiefel as well as free dance improvisation.
Kristina Bernewitz worked as a freelancer among other things at the Ballet school of the Leipzig opera, the Palucca Schule Dresden (in the course of her pedagogical education), the Ballettcompany Altenburg-Gera, the Leipziger Tanztheater as well as different music schools and privately operated ballet schools.
After ending her active stage career she completed her diploma in ballet education (Diplom-Ballettpädagogin) at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz.
Since 2008 Kristina Bernewitz has been part of the educational team at the national ballet school in Berlin (Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin) working as a lecturer for classical dance, classical repertoire and dance performance. Creating choreographies, directing rehearsals and preparing the students for competitions completes her professional activities.
How does my teaching stand out?
My goal is always to nourish the development of my students’ dancing skills according to my motto:
“Sensible, inspirational and clearly structured.”