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Faculty - Tina Kay Bohnstedt

TCDA-IBF Guest Artist Tina Bohnstedt

Ms. Bohnstedt began her dance training at the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy in Munich, Germany in 1981, and received her diploma in 1989. During this time, she was awarded the Junior Gold Medal at the German Ballet Competition (1986), as well as finalist -fourth place in the Moscow International Ballet Competition (1989). From 1989 to 1998 Ms. Bohnstedt was a principal dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet, Munich, Germany.

In 1992 her artistry was recognized with the Bavarian Cultural Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. She performed in a wide range of classical and contemporary roles, including Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Kitri in Ray Barra’s Don Quixote, Aurora in Peter Wright’s Sleeping Beauty, Mary in John Neumeier’s Nutcracker, among others. She also performed several lead roles by Balanchine including Serenade, Symphony in C and Apollo along with works by Van Manen, Kylian, Naharin, Preliojai, and many others.

Ms. Bohnstedt has toured internationally to China, Italy, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Belarus, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. After moving to San Francisco in 1998, Ms. Bohnstedt became guest dancer with the Lawrence Pech Dance Company in San Francisco, and joined the Diablo Ballet in 1999. She has since been featured in many works of Diablo Ballet in which roles have been created for her. From 2007 Ms. Bohnstedt has also been serving as a Ballet Mistress for the Company, as well as guest artist and teacher for several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, while choreographing for dance schools and Companies, as well as solos for YAGP and Orlando World Ballet Competition.

In 2005 Ms. Bohnstedt became Director of the Diablo Ballet Apprentice Program, in January of 2011 she became faculty of City Ballet San Francisco, and in September 2011 she assumed the position of Ballet Mistress with Houston Ballet.

Ms. Bohnstedt then overtook the Directorship of the Professional Program at Artisan Ballet in Houston, Texas, and is presently Director of the TKB Center for Ballet and Dance in Houston, TX.

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