Flavio Salamanka, soloist and choreographic assistant of the Salzburger Landestheater
The Brazilian dancer Flavio Salamanka received his training in his home country at the Salamanka Academy, the Karla Ferreira Ballet Academy in Vitória, the Stúdio de danças in Recife and as a scholarship holder of the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation in Germany at the Academy of Dance Mannheim. In the 2003/2004 season he joined the Staatsballett Karlsruhe. In 2005 he received the German dance prize “Zukunft”, in 2006 he was promoted to the rank of principal dancer of the Staatsballett Karlsruhe and in 2013 he received the title Kammertänzer.
As a guest dancer he has performed in Germany, China, Korea, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Great Britain, France, Ukraine and Austria. His repertoire includes all major roles of the classical and modern repertoire in choreographies by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, Jaroslav Slavický, Heinz Spoerli, Agrippina Vaganova, Hans van Manen, Youri Vámos, Christopher Wheeldon and Peter Wright. Numerous choreographers created roles for him, including Ray Barra, Davide Bombana, Peter Breuer, Ralf Jaroschinski, Terence Kohler, Jörg Mannes, Tim Plegge and Humberto Teixera.
In the works of Reginaldo Oliveira – director of the Salzburger Landestheater – Flavio Salamanka has created roles in Medea – Der Fall M. and Anne Frank, among others. In 2010 and 2012 he presented his first choreography, Burn it Blue at the Noverre Society in Stuttgart, and also choreographed the Dance of the Hours for the opera production La Gioconda at the Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe. For the 2017/2018 season he joined the Salzburger Landestheater with choreographer Reginaldo Oliveira, where he continues to dance leading roles in Oliveira’s creations, as well as choreographing his own choreographies.