Kinsun Chan


Director, Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen


Stage & Costume Designer

Jury Member, Prix de Lausanne 20221


The Swiss-Canadian choreographer and Graphic Design, entering the ballet world at a late age.

He started his professional dance career in America and came to Europe when he was invited to join the Zürich Ballet and later the Basel Ballet. He performed many soloist roles from renown choreographers such as Kylián, Forsythe, Duato, Spoerli, Van Manen, Wherlock and Wubbe. His first choreography was created at Zürich Ballet. Soon after he was invited to choreograph for the << Noverre Society >> at the Stuttgart Ballet. His choreographies have been performed by the Basel Ballet, Singapore Dance Theater, Hong Kong Ballet, Hannover Ballet, Staatstheater Kassel, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, John Cranko Ballet School, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Munich Ballet Academy-Heinz Bosl Stiftung and the Tanz Akademie Zürich. His creation for the Hong Kong Ballet was invited to the Jacobs Pillow Festival (USA) and Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur ( Quebec, Canada).

Kinsun's choreography bring full circle his work in Art and Design, encompassing a dynamic visual language. As of the 2029/20 season, he became the director of the Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen.