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Darrel TOULON Ballet Group of the Opera House Graz

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After attending the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, dance education began at Thamesdown Contemporary Dance Studios in Swindon, leading to a Scholarship placement at Central School of Ballet in London, under the Artistic Guidance of Christopher Gable. His career has evolved through different artistic phases, working as Dancer, Actor, Singer, Designer, Director and Choreographer for as diverse productions as Ballet, Modern Dance, German Tanztheater, Dance Video, Opera, Drama, Musical, Television and Film. Dance Lecturer at the Music Theater Department of the University of Arts in Graz, and Dance Advisor for the Austrian Federal Arts Council. since September 2001 Ballet Director, Grazer Oper, Chef-Choreographer TANZ, GRAZ 2001-2002 "Cinderella" (Music: Prokofiev); "La Libertad" (Music: Palmieri, Marsalis, Ferrelle, Kronos Quartet) 2002-2003 "Wait Until Dark" (Music: Film Soundtrack and Acid-Jazz Techno Collage); "The Princess and the Dwarf" (Music: Ravel) 2003-2004 "The Firebird / The Rite of Spring" (Music: Stravinsky) 2004-2005 "Extremotions - Love Hurts" (Music: Puccini, Ponchielli, Nazareth, Tina Turner, Steve Mackey), Premiere Festwochen Gmunden 2004; "Romeo and Juliet" (Music: Prokofiev); "Mutabor - speed transform" (Music: Gerhard Nierhaus), 1. Steirisches Künstlerfest, Helmut-List-Halle; "Fez" (Music: Ellington, Sonicphonics, Palmieri) Opening Gala of Tanzsommer Graz 2005. "Winding" (Music: Gerhard Nierhaus) commissioned for the inauguration of Hans-List-Platz by AVL. 2005-2006 "The Sleeping Beauty" (Music: Tchaikovsky)

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