• Born date: 1901-01-12
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1979-05-22
Kurt Jooss

Kurt Jooss (12 January 1901 in Wasseralfingen, Germany – 22 May 1979 in Heilbronn, West Germany) was a famous ballet dancer and choreographer mixing classical ballet with theatre; he is also widely regarded as the founder of dance theatre or tanztheater. Jooss is noted for establishing several dance companies, including most notably, the Folkwang Tanztheater, in Essen.From a young age Jooss was interested in singing, drama and visual arts, he also played the piano and was a keen photographer.