Demis Volpi

Choreographer

Demis Volpi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began his ballet training at the age of four and studied with Andrea Candela, Mario Gallizi, Wilhelm Burmann and at the Escuela de Danza del Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, the National Ballet School of Canada and the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. In 2004, he became an Apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet and joined the Corps de Ballet in 2005.

Demis Volpi first made his mark as a choreographer with the Stuttgart based Noverre-Society's Young Choreographers evenings. His first piece on and on and on was created in 2006 and he was invited back to create works from 2007-09. In 2010 he was commissioned to create Big Blur for Stuttgart Ballet which was followed by a highly acclaimed production of The Carnival of the Animals for the John Cranko School.

In 2011 he created Little Monsters for the 2011 Erik Bruhn Competition where the piece won the Choreographic Prize. In 2011 he created Private Light for American Ballet Theatre and Capricen for Birgit Keil’s Badisches Staatsballett. In 2012 he created Hypnotic Poison for Ballett Augsburg.

In 2013 Demis created a new full-length production for the Stuttgart Ballet. Krabat, based on the best- selling young adult novel by one of Germany’s most famous authors, Otfried Preussler. Following the first performance Demis was appointed to the position of Resident Choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet. For this work he was also awarded the “Deutscher Tanzpreis Future” in March 2014. In 2014, Demis had three successful world premières with Aftermath for Stuttgart Ballet, Elegy for Latvian National Ballet and Quasi una fantasia for Marcia Haydée’s Chilenian National Ballet.

Demis is also a Guest Choreographer at the National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto.