Gigi Hyatt

ByAnja Michalke

Gigi Hyatt

Gigi Hyatt is German American. She began her training in her hometown Berlin with Tatiana Gsovsky and continued in 1974 in Munich with Konstanze Vernon at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung. In 1982, Gigi Hyatt was awarded the Gold Medal in the Junior Division of the Jackson International Ballet Competition and in the same year joined the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier. In 1984, she was honored with the Wilhelm Oberdorfer Award. In her first season, Gigi Hyatt was promoted to demi-soloist, the following year to soloist and in 1986 to principal dancer. Gigi Hyatt was fortunate to dance in many ballets choreographed by John Neumeier and created numerous roles, including Desdemona in Othello, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Cinderella, Undine and Viola/Feste in Vivaldi or What You Will. In 1997, ending her career on stage, she moved to the USA, where she first became ballet mistress and teacher at The Georgia Ballet and School and in 2004 assumed the position of Artistic Director. In 2013, Gigi Hyatt returned to Hamburg to take up the position of Pedagogical Principal and Deputy Director of The School of The Hamburg Ballet.

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