Kristian Lever is a Finnish-British award-winning choreographer and dancer. Raised in Helsinki, Finland, he started his dance education at the Finnish National Ballet School and continued his training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. Mr. Lever’s repertoire includes ballets by Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Marco Goecke, Natalia Horencna, John Neumeier and others. Under the direction of Mr. Neumeier and Kevin Haigen in Hamburg, Mr. Lever was offered his first professional engagement as a choreographer. He has created several works for The National Youth Ballet of Germany and Croatian National Ballet in Rijeka, as well as for dancers with Nederlands Dans Theater, Hessisches Staatsballett, The Royal Ballet and others. In 2019, he was commissioned to create a new work for Ballett Vorpommern and Ballet Theatre Tivoli in Copenhagen. Mr. Lever is also working on a new full-length production with his own company Klever Dance.