Evan Schwarz

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Evan Schwarz is a Swiss/Austrian/American freelance dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He received his early training from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and later trained at The Juilliard School, in New York City, graduating in 2014. Upon graduating from Juilliard, Evan began working with Ballet Bern in Switzerland, and thereafter National Dance Company Wales in the United Kingdom.

Evan has had the pleasure to dance repertoire and new creations by Pina Bausch, Ohad Naharin, Marcos Morau, Maxine Doyle, Roy Assaf, Twyla Tharp, Guy Weizman & Roni Haver amongst others. Throughout his career, Evan has danced across the United States, Europe, Asia, as well as the Middle East.  He has also worked on various commercial jobs including the Riyadh Closing Ceremony in Saudi Arabia and the BBC Television Series “Brave New World” in the UK.

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As a choreographer, Evan has presented work at Next Generation Bern, Tanzplatform Bern Competition (both as a participant within the choreographic competition, as well as the festival’s opening choreographer the subsequent year), Okayama Symphony Hall in Japan (in collaboration with traditional Japanese musical artists of Shidara), Café Belcampo in Amsterdam, The Juilliard School, and early on at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. During COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Evan teamed up with acclaimed Taiwanese Artist, Kevin Liao, creating an online interdisciplinary duet between movement and music whilst in lockdown. 

Evan is the recipient of the Martha Hill Prize in 2014, a 2010 National Foundation of Advancements in the Arts; YoungArts awardee, and winner of the 2010 Richard Carpenter Competition. He is also a Music Center Spotlight Award semi-finalist as well as a Sunny Brown Federation award recipient. 

Evan has performed as a guest artist with various companies including Le Grand Théâtre de Genève (CH), Art of Spectra (SE), Cie Opinion Public (BE), Balich Worldwide Shows (SA), Impermanence Dance Company (UK), National Dance Company Wales (UK) and Thang Dao Dance Company (USA). Most recently Evan has joined the ensemble of fabien prioville dance company (DE).

Evan continues to freelance internationally with his base in the Netherlands.