about Kristian lever

KRISTIAN LEVER IS A FINNISH - BRITISH AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER. RAISED IN HELSINKI, FINLAND, THIS IS WHERE HE STARTED HIS JOURNEY. LATER MOVING TO MOSCOW AND DRESDEN TO CONTINUE HIS TRAINING, GIVING HIM A WIDE RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FROM DIFFERENT STYLES OF DANCE AND MOVEMENT. 

HAVING DANCED REPERTOIRE FROM JIRI KYLIAN, NACHO DUATO, OHAD NAHARIN, MARCO GOECKE, NATALIA HORECNA, JOHN NEUMEIER AND MANY OTHERS. IT WAS IN HAMBURG UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN NEUMEIER AND KEVIN HAIGEN, WHERE HE WAS OFFERED HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT AS A CHOREOGRAPHER. HAVING NOW CREATED SEVERAL WORKS FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH BALLET OF GERMANY, THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET, CROATIAN NATIONAL BALLET IN RIJEKA, UKRAINIAN NATIONAL BALLET, DANCERS OF NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER, HESSISCHES STAATSBALLETT, ROYAL BALLET AND MANY OTHERS. 

Kristian is currently in the process of creating a new work for Ballet Theatre Tivoli in Copenhagen which will debut on the 14th of May. During his time spent in Copenhagen, he will simultaneously create for Trio Vitruvi's Kammerballetten with dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet, premiering on August 14th. 


Later in the 2019 new commissioned work will also be created for Croatian National Ballet of Split and the Salzburger landestheater Ballett und Opera. 


ADDITIONALLY, KRISTIAN IS PLANNING A NEW FULL LENGTH PRODUCTION WITH HIS OWN COMPANY KLEVER DANCE, PREMIERING IN NOVEMBER 2019.
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ALBERT EINSTEIN ONCE SAID, "I HAVE NO SPECIAL TALENT, I AM ONLY PASSIONATELY CURIOUS". KRISTIAN FOLLOWS THIS QUOTE AS AN APPROACH WITHIN ALL OF HIS WORK. HAVING THE DESIRE TO CONSTANTLY LOOK BEYOND THE NOW AND ALWAYS WANTING TO EXPLORE. THIS WAY HE BELIEVES ONE CAN PUSH BOUNDARIES TO CREATE NEW AND INNOVATIVE WORK.