Benito Marcelino

Surinam born Dutch Ballet dancer / teacher educated in Amsterdam, New York and Monte Carlo with a Stipedium by the late Princess Grace. He has been a principal dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet as a guest he performed with the Hamburg Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet de Santiago, Züricher Ballet, Arena Di Verona, Spoleto Festival etc.

Performing in Choreographies by John Cranko, Marius Petipa, William Forsyth, Jiri Kilian, John Neumeier, Maurice Bejart, Uwe Scholz, David Bintley ,Hans van Manen, Glen Tetley, Kenneth MacMillan, Azari Plissetzky Robert North, Matz Ek, David Wilcox, Sergei Lifar, Peter Wright, Marcia Haydee and Renato Zanella.

„Tschaikowski“ in which he danced the leading role was nominated for the German „Faust“.
Performing and Choreographing with Opera in collaboration with Pierre Audi, Roland Aeschlimann, Laurence Dale and Peer Boysen in Munich State Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Opera de Monte Carlo, Händel Festspiele Karsruhe, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik.

Most recently he Staged Renato Zanella’s Choreography of John Adams „A Flowering Tree“ in Sweden and Cinderella for the Greek National Opera which also was staged by him at the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires.

He has also been moderating the International Choreography Competion in Hannover/ Germany the last two years.

Teaching and Coaching have taken him to the USA, Spain, Italy, Greece and Austria where he lives at present.