Freya Vass

Dramaturgy and Research

In studio for David Dawson's Romeo and Juliet, Semperoper Ballet Dresden. Photo: Jubal Battisti

I have worked internationally as a dance dramaturg and choreographic assistant for over 15 years, in an array of forms including postdramatic and experimental dance and physical theatre, contemporary and classical ballet, and musical theatre. My background as a professional dance practitioner, interdisciplinary dance and theatre researcher and writer, and dance and performance pedagogue offers me a wide-ranging skill set for collaborative and holistic production work. I am currently a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre with a specialism in dance at the University of Kent (UK) and hold a PhD in Dance History and Theory (University of California, Riverside).

If you are interested in working with me, please do get in touch. Working languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish. More info about me here.


William Forsythe

Dramaturgy and Production Assistance for The Forsythe Company, 2006-13, including Heterotopia, Angoloscuro, The Defenders, Yes We Can't, I don't believe in outer space, The Returns, Sider, Study #1, Study #3, and Selon.

David Dawson

Dramaturgy for Giselle (2008) and Romeo and Juliet (2022), Semperoper Ballet Dresden

Corpus experimental ensemble, Royal Danish Ballet

Dramaturgical consultant, 2016-17

Salzburger Landestheater

Choreographic and dramaturgical assistance, freelance choreography and movement coaching, 1995-8, including American Rhapsody, Carmina Burana, Dornröschen, Sturzflüge im Zuschauerraum, Fremd Bin Ich Eingezogen, Katzen, Du Bist Ein Vulkan, and Nomi

Jana Ressel/tanzloops

Dramaturgical assistance, 2013