Tina Bohnstedt

ballet mistress

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Tina Bohnstedt began her intense dance training at the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung Ballet Academy in Munich, and received her diploma in 1989. During this time, she was awarded the Junior Gold Medal at the German Ballet Competition as well as fourth place finalist in the Moscow International Ballet Competition. Thereafter, Ms. Bohnstedt was appointed Principal Dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich.

In 1992 her artistry was recognized with the Bavarian Cultural Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. She performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles, including: Juliet in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Kitri in Ray Barra's Don Quixote, Aurora in Peter Wright's Sleeping Beauty, Mary in John Neumeier's Nutcracker, Olga in Cranko’s Oniegin and Bianca in Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew. In addition, Ms. Bohnstedt performed lead roles choreographed by Balanchine including: SerenadeSymphony in C, Four Temperaments, Apollo, Who Cares as well as works by Hans van Manen, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preliojai, Ulysses Dove, Gerhard Bohner and many others.

She has toured internationally in China, Italy, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Colombia, Peru, Poland, Belarus, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.  After moving to San Francisco in September of 1998 Ms. Bohnstedt became a guest dancer with the Lawrence Pech Dance Company.  She joined Bay area professional company, Diablo Ballet as a principal in September of 1999 and was featured in many works created for her by the company and guest choreographers such as KT Nelson, Val Caniparoli, Julia Adam, Nikolai Kabaniaev and Viktor Kabaniaev.

In 2007 Ms. Bohnstedt choreographed her first piece for Diablo Ballet, the critically acclaimed The Mirror. Her additional choreographic works include: A Tribute to Lena Horne, a piece choreographed in honor of her late mother. Ms. Bohnstedt has also choreographed pieces for Diablo Ballet Apprentice Program, Kirov Ballet Academy, Northern California Dance Conservatory, Metropolitan Ballet Academy, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Contra Costa Ballet, Houston Ballet II, Houston Ballet, Uptown Dance Company, Space Coast Ballet Academy and Atlanta Ballet 2. She has also choreographed many solos for awarded YAGP and WBC competitors.

In 2005 Tina became Director of the Diablo Ballet Apprentice Program and in 2007 she began serving as a Ballet mistress for the Diablo Ballet Company. During this time she served as guest artist and guest teacher for several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area including Smuin Ballet Company, Berkeley Ballet and Contra Costa Ballet. Ms. Bohnstedt has served on faculty at City Ballet San Francisco and was appointed Houston Ballet, Ballet Master in 2011.  Tina has taught for many other ballet schools and companies including: Kirov Ballet Academy, Bavarian State Ballet, Houston Ballet's Academy, Space Coast Ballet Academy, Northern California Dance Conservatory, Metropolitan Ballet Academy, Panama Ballet, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre and Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Ballet II.

From 2015 – 2017 Ms. Bohnstedt was founded and directed TKB Center for Ballet & Dance in Houston TX. During her time as Director she choreographed and produced several performances for TKB’s Company including her twist on holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Ms. Bohnstedt is thrilled to be appointed Ballet Mistress of the 2018/2019 Vitacca Vocational School for Dance, Montrose.  She is excited about this new endeavor and looking forward to be a part of a growing and exceptional training program in Houston TX.