Johannes Wieland photo Mike van Sleen
Johannes Wieland

Johannes is originally from Germany, but now lives and works in New York City. A former principal dancer with the Bejart Ballet Lausanne, he trained at the Hamburg State Opera’s Ballet School, and danced with the Brunswick State Theater and Berlin’s German State Opera. Currently he has his own company, johannes wieland, and has burst onto the scene with critical acclaim during the short 2 years since his company’s formation. The day before this image was made, it was officially announced in the press that Johannes had won the 2004 Kurt-Jooss-Preis. The inspiration for the pose came from a comment a friend had made about Johannes’ handsome arches.