ABOUT

Born from Egyptian parents in Mekka, Saudi Arabia, Maged Mohamed took his first ballet classes at the age of eight. 

 

In 1996, at the age of only 16, Maged obtained his first engagement at the Cairo Opera Ballet Company where after only one year he became a solo dancer. In 1998 he graduated from the

Higher Institute of Ballet in Cairo, Egypt, and was rewarded with a scholarship from the UNESCO Art Foundation in the same year. The scholarship opened the door to the prestigious Associazione Balletto Classico in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where he danced at ABC (Cosi-Stefanescu) in the season 1998/99 and where he would also graduate from the Fine Arts University.

 

In 2000 at the age of 20 he joined the Staatstheater Meiningen as a soloist to then become a member of the ensemble at the world famous Semperoper in Dresden, Germany. From season 2008/2009 until August 2015 he was a member of the ensemble at the renowned Bavarian State Ballet Munich.

 

Maged Mohammed’s vast repertoire and performing experience includes with equal implicitness classic, new classic, modern and contemporary dance. He has performed some of the most notable works from Petipa, Ashton, Iavrovsky, Cranko, Begirt, Tetly, Lassnini, Cunningham, Sir MacMillan, just to name a few and has worked with such influential choreographers like Uwe Scholz, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Vladimir Derevianko, Matz Ek, Arzure Barton and others.

 

  Since 2008 Maged Mohammed works as a freelance choreographer, some of his choreographies got special mentions and awards. His notable works include: 

 

  • SATURDAY NIGHT - Staatstheater Chemnitz, Germany, project 2008

  • HAYDEN SONATA - Gasteig Theatre Munich, Germany, project 2010

  • VIOLONCELLIST - Performance Ballet School Munich, Germany, 2013

  • A SWAN - International Ballet Competition Vienna, Austria, 2014

  • (Winner of the 1st prize Best Dance Group)

  • A SWAN - Hungarian Ballet Academy Budapest, Hungary, 2014

  • HEINRICH TANZT - Dance project with the Bavarian State Ballet Munich, Germany, 2014 & 2015

  • A PRAYER (Ravel) – Heilig-Geist-Kirche Munich, Germany, 2014

  • PARADISE - at the Noverre Society, sponsored by Stuttgart Ballet, Germany, 2015

  • GLORY OF EARTH - solo for the Principal Tigran Mikayelyan from the Bavarian State Ballet Munich, Germany, 2015

  • BEAUTY OF DEATH - at Academie der Kunst in Berlin, Germany, 2015

  •  BEAUTY OF DEATH - at BMICA Weihnachtsballett-Gala Munich, Germany, December 2015

  • GUNTAI – presented at VIBE, Vienna International Ballet Experience, Austria, 21 – 23 March 2016

  • Awarded Best Dance / Best Choreography

  • TILL DUSK – world premiere at 6th International Ballet Gala Salzburg, Austria, April 2016

  • WINTER FOUR SEASON  / Vivaldi - Hungarian Ballet Academy Budapest, Hungary, 2016

  • FAST HÄTTE UNS DIE SEE VERNICHTET - Made for Judith Turos and Stefan Hunstein - 15 Unicredit Festspiel-Nacht 2016

  • AND HE LOVES HER - Shakespeare & Stravinsky - The South Bohemain Ballet - České Budějovice |  December 2016

  • DER KLEINE PRINZ - Bayerische Staatsoper Munich - Germany| March 2017

  • CARAMELLA - Munich international Ballet Gala Gasteig , Munich - Germany | April 2017

  • GROWING a cooperation with "Stiftung nantesbuch" - Kammerspiele München , Germany | July 2017 

  • NOMOZART - Lucerne Festival , Young Performance at KKL Saal - Lucerne , Switzerland | September 2017

  • STIMMENSTRAHL TRIO - The Bavarian junior ballet company Munich - Germany | November 2017

  • Rendezvous hinter den kulissen - Fussspuren XIV Galavorstellungen der Tanz Akademie Zürich Theater Winterthur/Opernhaus Zürich |  July 2018

  • 7 years before - With the short film “7 years before” Maged Mohamed made his debut as a movie director and producer. The multiple awards he’s received for his impressive work speak for themselves:

 

  • Best Cinematography, ARFF Around Films International Film Festival Berlin, February 2016

  • Best Director, Seadance Film Festival Marbella, 2016 February-March Edition 2016

  • Best Short Story, LAIFF Independent Film Festival Awards Los Angeles, March 2016

  • Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film, Nice International Film Festival 2016

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