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Artistic career

Gaetano Posterino was born in Cosenza / Italy. He began his dance education in 1981 in Italy, from 1985 to 1989 he graduated with a scholarship and successfully at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto.

He speaks six languages ​​fluently (Italian, German, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). 


Work as choreographer and artistic director



Parallel to his career as a dancer Gaetano Posterino is working as artistic director, choreographer and ballet master for numerous ballet companies, theatres and festivals since 1995. Main companies:

  • 2001-2004: Guest Choreographer at the International May Festival Wiesbaden / Germany
  • 2004-2007: Choreographer in Residence at Wiesbaden Ballett of Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden / Germany
  • 2004-2011: Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer of the International Dance Theatre Reutlingen / Germany
  • 2008-2010: Choreographer in Residence at Theatre Augsburg / Germany
  • Since 2002: Artistic Director and Choreographer of Posterino Dance Company



International and successful career as ballet dancer



From 1989 onwards, following his graduation he started his career in Italy with the Ballet L'Ensemble de Micha Van Hoecke, Balletto di Toscana and at the National Opera House in Catania. Then Gaetano Posterino danced on an international scale for various well-known ballet companies as soloist, first soloist and guest dancer.

His carreer lead him on stages in more than 100 countries. He was performing roles in choreographic works of e.g. Oscar Araiz, Tarek Assam, Ben van Cauwenberg, John Cranko, Nils Christe, Derek Daine, Mats Ek, Antonio Gomes, Enrico C. Musmeci, Jiri Kylián, Inbal Pinto, Gaetano Posterino, Elgi Tomasson, Peter Schaufuss, James Sutherland, Stephan Thoss, Boris Trailine, Pablo Ventura, Richard Wherlock and Ed Wubbe. Among the performances were well-known classical repertoire pieces as well as modern and contemporary works.