Adam Weinert, a choreographer and dancer from New York, is working at Oper Frankfurt for the first time. His performances and installations have been seen all over the world at venues including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate, and Tate Modern in London. He has directed and choreographed a series of short dance films which have won many awards. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Julliard Journal and New York Magazine. Dance work has included appearances with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts and Christopher Willis. He was also in an artistic partnership with Jonah Bokaer. He began training in classical dance at The School of American Ballet before moving to Vassar College and the Juilliard School, where he won many awards. He achieved his Masters degree in Performance Studies at New York University, where he was taught by André Lepecki. He is currently Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College. Adam Weinert received the 2008 Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography.