– Artistic Direction –
Born in Stockholm, Sweden (1967). He completes his dance training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the National Ballet School (Canada). From 1985 to 1990 he danced in the Royal Swedish Ballet. In 1990 he entered the Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and soon became one of the dancers with the most character and charisma of the Company.
Since his debut, Inger has created various works for the NDT. For his ballets Dream Play and Walking Mad, he received the Lucas Hoving Production Award in October 2001. Walking Mad (later danced by the Cullberg Ballet) was awarded the Dance & Dance Award 2005. Inger was nominated in various Dutch Awards such as the Golden Theater Dance Prize 2000, the VSCD Dance Panel and the 2002 Merit Award from the Stichting Dansersfounds’79.
In 2013 Inger received the prestigious Carina Ari Award in Stockholm for the international dissemination of Swedish art and dance. Inger left the NDT in 2003 to take over, as artistic director, of the Cullberg Ballet, a company he ran until 2008.
His work is commissioned by numerous ballet companies around the world. He has won the prestigious “Benois de la Danse” award for the best show of 2016 for his show CARMEN, for Compañía Nacional de Danza. Since 2009 he lives in Seville.
– Co-direction –
Higher Degree in Dance in the specialty of Choreography and Interpretation Techniques, Carolina Armenta began her studies at the “Manuel de Falla” Conservatory of Cádiz, cotinued at the Carmen Roche School and graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. Between 1989 and 2003 she danced with the Netherlands Dans Theater, NDT, in Holland,under the direction of Jiří Kylián and between 2003 and 2008 with the Cullberg Ballet, Sweden.
She has danced in pieces by Jiří Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe, Johan Inger,,Sidi Larbi, Nacho Duato, Paul Lightfoot-Sol León and Alexander Ekman among others. She teaches classical ballet as a guest lecturer. Since 2008, Carolina Armenta has been rehearsal director and assistant to choreographer Johan Inger, teaching his works in schools and world-renowned dance companies. Teacher at Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville (2010-2020).
– Manager –
Trained at the Institute of the Theater of Seville, the Abadía de Madrid and the Ecolé de Phillippe Gaulier, he has worked with important companies such as La Cuadra, Comediants, la Cía. National Classical Theater and Tricicle. In 2004, he created the Centro de Artes Escénicas de Sevilla and Excéntrica Producciones.
As an actor he premieres “Waiting for Godot” by Beckett, for which he received the Lorca Award for Best Actor. He has also worked with Maurizio Scaparro, Josef Svoboda, Götz Loepelmann, Achim Thorwald, Johan Inger and José Carlos Plaza, among others.
Between 2016 and 2018 he served as Secretary General of the Union of Actors and Actresses of Andalusia.