Constanze Janssen

Guest Teacher - Classical Ballet
Constanze Janssen began her ballet studies at the ballet school Renoldi and the children’s ballet at the Aachen Stadttheater. In 1977 she was motivated by the ballet master Peter Schnitzler to make the entrance examination for Bühnentanz at the Rhineland University of Music in Cologne.
In 1980, she received a scholarship to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. Here she completed her final examinations in 1983. In the same year she moved to Paris to join Bruce Merrill at the Center de Danse du Marais in Paris. There she also worked as a teacher under his name. Constanze Janssen danced at the Staatsoper in Hannover, at the Aachen Stadttheater, at the Wuppertaler stages at the Stadttheater in Freiburg and at the Modern Dance Company Ici in Paris in various productions, among others. in The Nutcracker; Coppelia; The Phoenix; Gymnopedie; The Wildschütz; The bat; My Fair Lady; Candide and West Side Story. Her teachers and choreographers were Leonie Renoldi, Peter Schnitzler, Peter Sardoç, Alan Howard, Gundel Eplinius, Franz Ziegler, Dieter Klos, José Limon, Bruce Merrill, Lothar Höfgen, Sèrge Manguette, Joanna Jankowska, Hans Pop, Dick O’Swanborn and José de Udaeta.
In 1994, she founded Pas de Chat in Montecchio nell’Emilia, Italy. There she choreographed every year for the Summer Estates Festival. During this summer festival, Tchaikovsky’s nutcracker was performed under her direction and direction. In 2003 an invitation of this ballet evening followed at the theater Multisala900 in Cavriago, Italy.
In September 2002 Constanze Janssen moved to Germany to teach at the ballet school Tosca Dancing School in Memmingen, the ballet studio Gerda Buck in Mindelheim and at the First Stage Club in Augsburg. At the end of 2003 Leonie Renoldi asked her to return to the roots of her dance track to take over the management of the ballet school Renoldi in Aachen. Since 2008 she has worked regularly with Vladimir Gelvan and Sara Reddig in Berlin.
Constanze has been Khalida’s ballet teacher since 2007, and she has taught ballet workshops for bellydancers as a guest instructor at Khalida’s ‘BOOTCAMP’ event in 2012, as well as during the ‘DANCE INTENSIVE’ weekend in 2014 and the first edition of MoveSpiration in Würselen, DE in 2017.