Illig Marianne


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Marianne Illig was born in France and trained at the Conservatory in Lyon as well as at the Heinz-Bosl Foundation in Munich. During the 2003-2004 season, she was an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of Reid Anderson and from 2004 until 2007 member of the Corps de Ballet of the Berlin Ballet under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov. She has danced works by George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan, John Neumeier and David Parsons. In 2007, Marianne Illig was amongst the first members of the newly founded Dance Company at Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Since that she has danced in choreographies by Eric Gauthier, Mauro Bigonzetti, Alejandro Cerrudo, Itzik Gallili, Jiri Kylián, Paul Lightfoot & Sol Léon, Charles Moulton and Philip Taylor. The role of the narrator in Christian Spuck´s Ballet POPPEA//POPPEA has earned her the nomination as Outstanding Dancer of the Year 2010 by the magazine Dance Europe. Furthermore, Marianne Illig is principal performer in short films and installations, she choreographs e.g. Akari (2010), designs many costumes for Eric Gauthier`s dance productions and works as a model for renowned photographers.

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