Tobias Ehinger became the manager of Ballet Dortmund in 2004. He studied at the John Cranko Academy in Stuttgart, at the University of Mannheim, at the Académie de Danse Classique Monte Carlo and at the Prague Dance Conservatory.
During his artistic career as a dancer and assistant, which took him via Stuttgart, London and Essen to Dortmund, he worked with important artists such as Hans van Manen, Heinz Spoerli, Mauro Bigonzetti, Benjamin Millepied, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Christian Spuck and William Forsythe , Alexander Ekman and Edwaard Liang together.
For Ballet Dortmund there was a close cooperation with the Hong Kong Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Chinese National Ballet as well as the National Theaters in Prague, Brno, Bratislava and the Palace of the Arts in Budapest. In 2013 Tobias Ehinger was awarded the German Dance Prize Recognition.
Tobias Ehinger has been Executive Director of Theater Dortmund since October 2017.