Kaspar D. Mainz began his professional ballet career at the age of 11 with a smallsolo role in a performance of Swan Lake at Staatsoper Berlin. After appearingprofessionally as a ballet dancer in numerous European theatres and opera houses,Mr. Mainz continued his studies in dance pedagogy and choreography, specializingin the reconstruction and choreography of historical dance forms. He has appearedin more than 600 theatrical performances in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgiumand the Netherlands, and has performed at the Handel festivals of Halle, Karlsruheand Göttingen. Mr. Mainz is the Artistic Director of Deliciae Theatrales, a group thatspecializes in theater, dance and music performances for children. He has taughthistorical dance & theatrical dance to ballet dancers, choreographers and teachers atHochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig, PaluccaSchule in Dresden, Salzburg University, University of Leipzig, Salzburg Mozarteum,University of Graz, Musikhochschule Augsburg/Nürnberg, Schumann Conservatorium(Zwickau), and the Theaterhochschule Hans Otto in Leipzig. In the United States, he has taught at the Amherst Early Music Festival andperformed at the Connecticut Early Music Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,and with Piffaro (The Philadelphia Renaissance Wind Band). He has also presentedworkshops in historical dance at New York University, SUNY Stony Brook, GoucherCollege, Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.Mr. Mainz has co-authored seven books on historical dance, including “Terrstepery, APrimer for Historical Dance.” Mr. Mainz is a contributing author on dance in leadingpublications for music pedagogy: Dreiklang. Musik 5/6 and Dreiklang. Musik 7/8 (2009and 2011, edited by Dr. Georg Maas and Dr. Ines Mainz), published by CornelsenVerlag, Berlin. Mr. Mainz is the Artistic Director of the New York Historical DanceCompany (www.newyorkhistoricaldance.com).