International choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl, a native of Austria, has been a principal dancer, choreographer, master-teacher and artistic director. He's been granted the privilege of the US Visa type, Alien of Extraordinary Ability. As principal dancer with Dutch National Ballet & Bavarian State Ballet he mastered repertoire from George Balanchine, Sir Fredrick Ashton and John Cranko. Lead roles include Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin; Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Nuages, Apollo; Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade; Symphony in C, Diamonds, Concerto Barocco, Agon, La Valse, Divertimento No. 15, Hammerklavier, Grosse Fuge, Bad Blood. He's collaborated with Rudolf Nureyev, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Ulysses Dove, Ed Wubbe, Ben Stevenson, Rudi van Dantzig, Maurice Bejart and John Neumeier. Robert has been partner to principal dancer Jolinda Menendez,American Ballet Theater and Evelyn Hart, Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He's been a member of Nederlands Dance Theater, co-director of Salzburg Ballet and assistant to artistic director Ed Wubbe at Scapino Ballet.
Robert's a founder of critically-acclaimed Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet and full-evening works include UnCut, Point, PlastikPaket, StrangeLands, LoveCrimes, AustriaPop, Where Is the Love, AustriaPop Vol 2, Vertigo, Le Ballet Star; TigerLilly, Anilla, Mozart 250, Alien Nation, Leopoldstadt 22, Project Peace, Gala 2007, I Am Happy For This Moment, This Moment Is Your Life, I Trust You To Kill Me, A Strange Land, Liquid-Space, Vertical Migration, Bach 260, Shiro Shiro, Anilla, Blueprint, Scarlet and White Box. His work has been danced by world renowned Principal Dancers to include Susan Jaffe ABT, Michele Wiles ABT, Minna Tervamaki Finnish National Ballet & Simone Messmer ABT / San Francisco Ballet.
Robert has choreographed for Finnish National Ballet, YCW at Bavarian State Ballet, Scapino Ballet, Salzburg Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Santa Fe Dance Festival. Lines Ballet BFA and Training Program, Ballet Next and taught master-classes and workshops at University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, Lines Ballet at Dominican Universtity, Finnish National Opera Ballet School, Kuopio Dance Festival, Lines Ballet, Peridance, Moving People Dance, Vienna State Ballet Academy, American College Dance Festival and at many more locations. He was awarded 2010 Dance Person of the Year by the Denver Post, a four-time winner of the New York Ballet Builders Choreography Award, and featured on the MTV Emmy award winning series MADE.