Stijn Celis is a Belgian choreographer and set designer.He danced in companies such as the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the Zürich Ballet, Contemporary Dance Zurich, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Cullberg Ballet. In a survey of critics, Ballet International named him "most promising young choreographer for 2001." From 2004 to 2007, he was director of the Bern Ballet; since then he has continued to work as a freelance choreographer.
He has created work for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, the Cullberg Ballet,Cedarlake New York, NDT2, Iceland Dance Company, the Semperoper Ballett , BallettMainz, the Stadttheater Nürnburg, the Stadttheater St. Gallen, IT Dansa, Göteborg danskompani ,Bodytraffic LA, Diversions Whales, Aalto Ballet Essen, Ballet Junior Geneva , Royal Swedish Ballet , Introdans to name a few. From 2004 to 2007 he served as Artistic Director of the Bern Ballet. He has worked as a set designer for Didy Veldman and has assisted Jan Verzweyveld, Benoit Dujardin in opera and theatre productions.
His works include" Geschwinde ihr wirblenden winde ","Geflugeltes Gelb","Aschenputtel,""Undine","Magnolia","Fragile Dwellings", "Le Sacre de Printemps," "Hidden Garden," "Practice Paradise", "Vertigo Maze","Devant L'arrière Pays" and "The Lost Shoe", "Dangerous Liaisons", "Sonata","Sore Core","Skulls and Bees", "Swanlake", "Your Passion is Pure Joy to me", "Les Noces" , "Looming Sky", "Anima", "Black Cold Burns" and Mozart's "Mass in C-minor" , "Romeo & Juliet" for the Semperopera Ballet. Stijn Celis currently lives in Montreux , Switzerland.