Ada Ramzews is a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher based in Munich, Germany.
She studied Classical Ballet and Modern/Contemporary Dance at Ballett-Akademie München / Hochschule für Musik und Theater and Ballettakademie Benedict-Manniegel, where she graduated in 2008. After completing an additional pedagogical training in the Waganowa method of teaching Classical Ballet under Prof. Heinz Manniegel, she joined the staff of BBM, where she is an instructor for both Classical Ballet and her own style of Contemporary Dance. As the deputy of director Laurel Benedict-Manniegel, she is also in charge of administration and management of the academy.
As a dancer, she won Gold, Silver and a Special Price in the Modern Dance category at the international Tanzolymp competition in Berlin in 2010. Since 2008, Ada has been a first soloist at B & M Dance Company Munich. Most of the company's repertoire, which consist predominantly of choreographies by Heinz Manniegel, were created with her in mind as the lead role, such as Folias, Styx or Bolero. As Manniegel’s choreographic assistant and ballet master, she is highly involved in the process of creating new works as well as rehearsing the pieces and conveying the steps to the dancers. For Ballett-Akademie / Hochschulefür Musik und Theater München she recently staged Manniegel's ballet Lomir Tanzn for performances in Reaktorhalle and Bavarian State Opera House in April 2016.
For selected young talented dancers of BBM's academy classes, she also creates choreographies tailored to each dancer’s individual strengths for contests like Tanzolymp Berlin, which have been very successful over the last few years.
From 2010 on, she started focussing on her own choreographic projects, such as Fort:Da in collaboration with composer Eva Sindichakis, the Ensemble Fenice choir and the band RadioCitizen for Münchener Biennale für Neues Musiktheater 2012, Density 643 with Echtzeithalle München 2013, or the modern ballet version of Christoph Willibald Gluck's Opera Orfeo ed Euridice in 2015.
Since 2014 she has also devoted herself to directing opera, creating a fusion of opera and dance using a concept of purism. In collaboration with conductor Andreas Sczygiol and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brahms Choir Munich, she directed Orfeo ed Euridice for performance in Munich’s prestigious Gasteig Theater (2014) as a concertante version with dance. In 2016, she is directing and staging the French version, Ophée et Eurdice, as a dance-opera for Oper In Starnberg.
After graduating from university with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Culture and Science (Literature) in 2015, she is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Cultural Management And Media at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.