Agnes Pallai

... was born in 1951 in Budapest where she studied classical ballet at the State Ballet Institute and graduated with state exams in both dance and dance pedagogy. On completing her training she danced with the Budapest State Opera Company for 14 years followed by a 7-year engagement with the Freiburger Theater.Alongside her performing career she has worked as a choreographic assistant and also choreographed her own works. In Budapest she worked with Maurice Béjart and Tony Lander.

Since 1989 Agnes Pallai is professor for classical dance and dance pedagogy at the Folkwang Academy in Essen and a regular guest teacher for companies in Budapest, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal (Pina Bausch) and Münster.