Dance instructor, dancer, choreographer and dance researcher.
Adrian Navarro studied Dance, Cultural Management and Dance Studies in Mannheim, Hagen, Hamburg, Berlin and Paris. On completion of his studies, he received scholarships to the Birgit Keil Dance Foundation (Stuttgart), the Agda Cecilia Rilton Balettfonds, and joined the “Circle of Friends” of the Drottningholmer Palace Theatre (both Stockholm, Sweden).
As a dancer, Adrian Navarro has been involved in many international companies, such as the Aalto Ballet Theater Essen, the Gothenburg Ballet, the Karlsruhe State Theatre Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. He worked with renowned choreographers such as Hans van Manen, Christian Spuck and Mats Ek. In addition, he was invited to dance at international galas and feature as a guest performer, which took him to many European countries (Finland, Greece, Switzerland, Russia) and even to Asia.
In 2011, Adrian Navarro became increasingly enthusiastic about the forms of academic stage dance from the 17th and 18th centuries. Since then, he has been a sought-after soloist in historically-informed dance and musical theatre productions by the ensembles Corpo Barocco (Sigrid T’Hooft), L’Eventail (Marie-Geneviève Masse) and Nordic Baroque Dancers (Karin Modigh). These productions took place at prestigious houses such as the Royal Opera Versailles, the Drottningholmer Schlosstheater, the Opéra Comique in Paris, and were also shown on French television (Mezzo, France 3).
In addition to his involvement in ballet companies, he has also performed as a freelance dancer in several productions (Golden Youth Cie, and work with the choreographer Alexandra Karabelas), made commercial appearances on television, and performed at fashion shows (including the Golden Camera).
As a choreographer, Adrian Navarro can cover an equally wide range of styles and performance formats. From dance/music theatre choreographies (Early Music Festival Stockholm) to dance/performance installations (showcase NK Stockholm) – he has even choreographed various fashion shows (including ELLE Gala Stockholm).
Adrian’s teaching has been influenced by various teachers whom he encountered during his active dance career. Among the most important are Liz Toohey (former Australian Ballet’s first soloist and Pilate coach), Annika Berkson (Sweden/USA, Davis Howard’s teaching method), Wayne Byars (France/USA, integration of Alexander Technique in classical ballet training) and Maurizio Giannetti (Joan Lawsons Rehabilitation training). All these mentors share the desire to integrate alternative training methods into (often daily) classical ballet training, to achieve a more comprehensive and healthier execution. This is also a central pillar in Adrian Navarro’s dance classes.
Adrian Navarro is currently teaching Classical Ballet, Ballet Conditioning and Baroque Dance at various dance studios in Berlin. In addition, he is a lecturer in Dance Theory and Music and Dance History at the International Ballet Academy Hans Vogl. His versatility as a dancer and choreographer comes to life through his work as an instructor at motion*s dance studio.