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Dance Arts Faculty > Artists and Teachers > Kristian Lever Niklas Tallqvist

Country: UK

Kristian Lever is a British-Finnish award-winning director, writer, choreographer and producer, who founded klever creatives in 2019. After completing his dance training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow at the age of eighteen, he went on to a highly successful career as a dancer with the world famous Hamburg Ballet of John Neumeier and has very quickly become, through his work as a choreographer, director and filmmaker one of the most sought after young dance and theatre artists in europe today.

One of his earliest choreographies won the prestigious Erik Bruhn prize awarded by the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. That same year he was honoured “promising young talent 2019” by Germany’s largest dance magazine Tanz and he continues to gain recognition at an incredible rate.

Kristian’s film debut “The stranger ” premiered in 2021 at the Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festival Rhode Island International Film Festival and has already been picked up by various european broadcast networks such as yle.