The American dancer and choreographer Noah Gelber garnered critical acclaim as a guest soloist of the American Ballet Company, before leaving the USA to pursue a career in Europe. While a soloist of the Royal Ballet of Flanders, William Forsythe invited him to join Ballett Frankfurt. Gelber studied at the School of American Ballet. After arriving in Frankfurt, he was featured in Forsythe’s repertoire, appearing all over the world. Well versed in the complex improvisation techniques Forsythe utilises, he was chosen to demonstrate examples of these for the William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies CD-ROM.
Moreover, Gelber has created his own choreographies, one of which, The Overcoat created for the Mariinsky Theatre after N. Golgol short story, earned him a Golden Mask, Russia’s most prestigious theatre award. He has also conceived ballets for The Royal Ballet in London and various solos performed in international galas. Since 1997, he has been choreographic assistant to Forsythe, responsible for setting and coaching 12 of his ballets. The long list of companies he has worked with includes The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Opéra national de Paris, Wiener Staatsballett, New York City Ballet and Teatro alla Scala.