Contemporary at ABT School

I had a FAB time teaching for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in NYC 🎉🙏🏾 Thank you Cynthia Harvey for the opportunity to work with these beauties 🌞 I brought my favorite percussionist, Fabio with me! 😎 #LiveMusicAlways #distancelearning #braswellarstcenter

Frei Art Festival 2020

I will be teaching Contemporary Ballet at this years FREI ART FESTIVAL!!!

September 12th , 2020 @ 10am

9. September bis 13. September 2020
Studio Pro Arte I Freiburg I Merzhausen


More information here:




Workshop and Performance at the Beyeler

So proud to share info about our audience dance workshop and special performance at the Fondation Beyeler Museum!!!!

A big thank you to the dancers and Beyeler Team!

Braswell Summer Arts Program

Join us for a fun week of multi-arts programming with the Braswell Arts Center. Offering full or half-day camp options for children ages 6 and up. Artistic mentoring with high-quality artists and teachers to inspire the next generation of young artists! Fun and engaging classes in all art forms. Join us!


June 29th - July 3rd

July 6th - July 10th

July 13th - July 17th

July 20th - July 24th

July 27th - July 31st

August 3rd - August 7th



Half-Day (9:00-12:00)        CHF 400 per week

Full-Day (9:00-17:00)        CHF 800 per week

Early Drop-Off (8:00-9:00)    CHF 25 per hour

Late Pick-Up (17:00-18:00)    CHF 25 per hour


English, German and French speaking staff.

Bring a packed lunch.  Znüni and Zveri is provided!

Secure facilities. Central, easily accessible studio with lots of sunlight.


8:00 - 9:00            Free Play (Early Drop-Off )

9:00 - 10:00          Dance / Movement

10:15 - 10:45        Znüni

11:00 - 12:00        Music / Composition

12:00 - 13:00        Lunch

13:00 - 15:00        Outing

15:15 - 15:45        Zvieri

16:00 - 17:00        Art / Crafts

17:00 - 18:00        Digital Art / Technology (Late Pick-Up)



Students learn creative ways to move their body while exploring elements of professional dance techniques. A special focus on basic composition and individuality, hopefully leading to a small creation. Our classes promote positive self-image and are for all ages and body types. This class is hard work, but lots of fun.



Our young artists are given a guided experience though multiple “colors” of Art. From painting to crafting to sculpture, artists are encouraged to create every day and mentored through different styles and basic techniques. This program also introduces elements of fashion and sustainable art, our walls will be full with daily exhibitions.



This class adds a computer to all art forms. Children are daily guided through a digital exploration of computer functions and programs and their impact on different art forms. Because each day is a new experience, this class aims to create a “digital diary” to encourage the students to “document” their time here, with a focus on video creation. Most importantly this class connects all art forms through a modern technology and gives each student a chance to shine.


Sign-up forms are provided for each week. Simply click desired week below.

All camps will take place at the Braswell Arts Center located at Austrasse 19 in Basel

To complete your registration, please use the provided form or send an email with your name, telephone number, your child’s age and which weeks you'd like to join to

As always, please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any further questions. We're looking forward to having your child with us!

Please send your payments to the following account:

Braswell Arts Center
IBAN: CH230023323320149401W

New Creation for TeleBasel

I am so grateful to create a new work for Basel television! Specifically TELEBASEL 👊🏾❤️

7pm tonight on Telebasel!

Music is by Bruno Raco!!! 🙌🏾


Thank you to my friends and Theater Basel Dancers:

Gaia Mentoglio

Lisa Horten Skillbrei

Rachelle Scott

Tana Rosas

Anthony Ramiandrisoa

Mirko Campigotto

Thank you Telebasel and BLKB for giving us the chance!

More information:

Armando Braswell Prix De Lausanne

Teaching LIVE for the Prix De Lausanne

So happy to be teaching LIVE contemporary class for the Prix De Lausanne! With all the ballet classes going around online, its nice to do something else :)


Thursday April 23, 2020  6pm at the

>> Prix De Lausanne Facebook Page <<


More information:

Armando on

My Free Online Dance Classes made the news! A big thank you to Bluewinn and Sula for taking the time to spread the word!

You can read the article online!




As you are all aware, the recent spread of the Coronavirus is a global concern which is developing and changing daily. Most recently, new restrictions have been put into place that forces us to stay closed until at least June 8th, 2021.

We need your support.

Free Live Online Ballet Class

Lead by Armando Braswell, and accompanied by pianist, Bruno Raco, who will be playing from Italy!

A guided beginner/intermediate level ballet barre with a makeshift "barre", chair or counter top. Or without a barre for a challenge!!!

Guided movement inside your house. Move your body. Stay healthy.




More dates to follow!

Dance Basel Festival

I am excited to announce DANCE BASEL. Like Art Basel is a platform for the worlds top visual Artist, Dance Basel is a platform for the world best choreographers. Our 3 day festival will showcase choreographers on a short high quality platform, combined with a live interview with the public.

We have Just received support from the Basel Cultural Department!!!! That is a BIG deal!!!! Hahahaha!

Even though we have this support, we must of course prove ourselves by raising the remainder. I have applications in for other funding sources, and I must raise a portion from crowdfunding!

Donation Link:

I know we have crowdfunded before, but I my answer to that is.... your support worked!!!! We enjoy a great success with one the top dance schools in Basel, A large community of adult dancers, and children... over 300 dance lovers!!! Started and supported by the international community. We are lucky that we can say that, and come back with a new project that is backed by the city straight away.

This festival has a great potential. Please consider supporting our festival. And If you can not give at this time, please share this on your social media platform....which goes a long way!

Donation Link:

Dance Performance and Workshops at Forum Würth Arlesheim

Dance performance and Artist Talk: «Everything is Poetry»


Dance performance and artist talk: “EVERYTHING IS POETRY”
SUN, January 26, 2020
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. followed by an aperitif
CHF 20.– / CHF 10 .– * / children up to 16 years free

BAC members are FREE

The New York-born professional ballet dancer and choreographer Armando Braswell will perform the dance performance “Everything is Poetry” in the middle of the art exhibition together with his dancers from the Ballett Theater Basel. The director of the Braswell Arts Center conceived his program exclusively for the Forum Würth Arlesheim, where, inspired by Joan Miró's poetic works, he interpreted it in dance and expressed its diversity in the form of movement.
Following the dance performance, the head of Forum Würth Arlesheim, Catherine Iselin, will conduct a live interview with Armando Braswell.

The live interview will take place in English.

* Discounts with Museums-PASS-Musées or KulturLeg

More info here:



Ballet workshops for adults with Armando Braswell


Ballet workshops for adults with Armando Braswell
SUN, January 26, 2020
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. training
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. choreography
CHF 20.– / CHF 15 .– *

Ballet means body language, expression and creativity. The workshops are aimed at all movement enthusiasts, regardless of their dance experience or body type, who enjoy expanding their dance skills. In the first part of the workshop, simple exercises, basics and the right technique are tested; in the second part learned simple choreographies and danced to musical accompaniment.


More information here:

Dance To NYC

The Braswell Arts Association introduces an intensive dance experience for professionals as well as amateurs--all in one central NYC location.


Together with donors and partner associations, Dance to NYC is a new artist exchange program taking place in the studios of the renowned LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, widely known as the “Fame” school, and consisting of two curriculums to cater to both professional and amateur dancers. The “Professional” group will be taught repertory from some of today’s leading choreographers and have the opportunity to work closely with experienced artists. The “People” group is for people of all levels and all body types who will enjoy high-quality classes in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.


Alongside the classes, the program also includes organized panels and discussions with dance professionals coming from schools and companies like the Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, etc. as well as scholarships available to the most talented students or those showing financial need.

Check out the website for more details!

Dance Workshops at Kunstmuseum Basel - Familientag

I am giving dance workshops for the whole family at family at the Basel Kunstmusuem!!! Bring your whole family and join us!

Dances into the future! Workshop for all with Armando Braswell, artist (EG, lecture hall)

  • 12.15–12.45 Uhr/ 13-13.30 Uhr / 13.45-14.15 Uhr / 14.30-15 Uhr / 15.15-15.45 Uhr

Make sure you register! :

Here is the official Kunstmuseum link:


Tanzt in die Zukunft! Workshop für alle mit Armando Braswell, Künstler (EG, Vortragssaal)
  • 12.15–12.45 Uhr/ 13-13.30 Uhr / 13.45-14.15 Uhr / 14.30-15 Uhr / 15.15-15.45 Uhr

Prix De Lausanne 2020

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will teaching contemporary at the Prix De Lausanne Competition in February!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️

I am honored!

Thank you to Kathy and the Prix Team for your trust!

You can watch me teach LIVE online! Hahaha!


Here is the spotlight interview on the site!

Official Prix De Lausanne Trailer

Braswell Arts Association

After years of talking about it....I finally did it.





Now I can properly fundraise for our ambitious projects!


The Braswell Arts Association aims to:

  • educate children through education and exchange with the arts,
  • support emerging and established artists,
  • support collaboration and the creation of new works of art,
  • promote networking and entrepreneurship within the local and international arts community.

The association does not pursue any commercial purposes and is not for profit.



Fall Dance Workshops at Braswell Arts Center

Fall Dance Workshops

I am so proud of our new Fall Dance Workshops at the Braswell Arts Center!

Join us for an intensive two weeks of special dance workshops at the Braswell Arts Center. Offering many new styles and old favorites for all levels and all ages. No previous experience necessary! Our classes are for al levels and all body types.

September 30th -October 11th
More info here:

More info here:

Digital Dance

We were back at the beautiful space, Filter4, in Basel. Last time were here with the HIDDEN Project. This time it was for a special project by ETAVIS electricity company. We created an evening of dance with a special choreography I made just for the event. New music was made by Bruno Raco and Max Zachrisson. and a special video lighting created by Max Zachrisson. A luxury dinner with great food,provided by the restaurant Viertel-Kreis:

Thank you to Freddy and Olga for giving me this chance. Thank you to the dancers for your trust! Thank you to my partner and wife Lisa, who was there every night with us.

We had fun!!!


by Max Zachrission:

An evening of dance created for ETAVIS. Produced by the Braswell Arts Center and the Braswell Arts Association. Performance at the Filter4, in Basel.
Choreography: Armando Braswell
Music by Bruno Raco and Max Zachrisson.
Video lighting by Max Zachrisson
Lisa Braswell, Braswell Arts Center
Catering: Restaurant Viertel-Kreis:




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Strasbourg Dance Summer 2019

I am so happy to be a part of the ✴️ Strasbourg Dance Summer 2019 Festival!

From 26 to 30 August, I will be teaching Ballet!  💥🧡🤩 I am looking forward!

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Kinder Vernissage Workshops at Kunstmuseum Gegenwart

It was a Fun day at the Kunst Museum Gegenwart :) :) :)

A super fun kids project with the Kunstmuseum Basel!!! A special day of creativity with Armando Braswell, guiding the children through movement and creating our own DANCE.


Thank you to everyone who came! :) :) :)



Exklusiv Für Alle 2

I am so proud to have a second year of collaboration between Theater Basel and The Braswell Arts Center! Our students are looking wonderful on the Basel Schapielhaus stage! Thank you to Tom, Lucia, Patrick, Anja and the whole EFA team! This year was excellent!

And from iPhone :)

Main photo: 📸 Kim Culetto

Wildwuchs Festival

It was a lovely day with the Wildwuchs Festival! Thank you guys for including me in your celebration!

Wildwuchs page:


Tanzfest at BAC

Ballett Theater Basel at Tanzfest

For TANZFEST 2019, Ballett Theater Basel and the Braswell Arts Center worked together to create wonderful public events for the Basel community. The BAC hosted two dance workshops with the Ballett Masters of Ballett Theater Basel, Manuel Renard and Ayako Nakano.

As a second event, and in collaboration with the Basel Ballett Guild, we also hosted an Inside Ballett Theater Basel video screening and Apero. A small gathering with the team and the public to celebrate the official blog of Ballett Theater Basel and to watch our favorite videos and learn about our process.

It was so much fun to be a part of TANZFEST! looking forward to next year!

Video by Max Zachrisson.

Dance Alps Festival 2019

Join me for my 4th season at the Dance Alps Festival in Austria! Every year I go and its like the first time when I see the beauty of those mountains :)

I am teaching Classical Ballet for all levels and all body types! AND like last year I am bringing my pianist with me!!! Don't miss this chance to dance with LIVE MUSIC!


For more information please visit here:

Joachim Reiderer

Basel Performance Project w/ Armando

Hello Everyone!

I am searching for 3 to 4 good dancers for a paid dance performance project in Basel in September. Would prefer someone in the Basel Area or a cheap flight away. ( Berlin, etc. ) We will rehearse at the Braswell Arts Center and the performance will be at the IWB Filter 4. High quality work. If you are interested please just send email to



Searching for professional freelance dancers for performance opportunity in Basel, Switzerland with choreography from Armando Braswell.

A mixed media dance piece that involves video. A newly created dance performance in three parts. A special performance series at the IWB Filter 4.


Potential rehearsal period:

Mo. 2. September to Fri. 6. September


Performance Days: 

Event time approximately 18:00-22:00.

Mo. 9. September 2019 (General Rehearsal)

Di. 10. Mi. 11. und

Do. 12. September 2019

Di. 17. Mi. 18. und

Do. 19. September 2019

Di. 24. Mi. 25. und

Do. 26. September 2019


Armando Braswell is a Juilliard Graduate from NYC. He has danced for professional dance companies in New York, Munich, Stuttgart and is currently a soloist with Ballett Theater Basel in Switzerland. Armando’s was a finalist at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover. He has presented his work at the International Solo-Dance- Theatre Festival in Stuttgart and the Noverre-Gesellschaft evening with the Stuttgart Ballet. Armando is the director of the Braswell Arts Center, a popular arts space in Basel. Event choreography credits include, So You Think You Can Dance in Ukraine, 2016 World Expo, Revlon runway choreography, music videos and JURA international. Armando has also created numerous “Ballets” for galas and the theater concert dance stage. For more information, please visit the about section.


If you are interested please just send email to

2019 Conero Dance Festival

Starting off my summer teaching in Italy at the Conero Dance Festival! This is a new festival for me, and I am so excited to go! :)

Come and dance with me! #cdfancona


For more information on the festival please visit here:
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Prix de Lausanne Armando Braswell

Armando at the Prix de Lausanne

Very excited to announce that I will be working with the 2020 Prix de Lausanne this summer! I am so excited!!!!!!

Kathryn Bradney, Artistic and Executive Director : "This exciting new project comes from our desire to seek out young gifted dancers by talent scouting in our homeland of Switzerland and in Europe. Our aim is to create an educational and unique summer program that will encourage, guide and inspire dancers toward their goals. The professional team of top-quality teachers and coaches will focus on perfecting technique as well as developing creativity and artistry. I am really looking forward to this exceptional summer experience!"[0]=68.ARCpcGec_igvRAhHVmEhAV2UNN_C9UVvU2CjETB4sIu7-BBjSXd-kdopJ0zAO86BZGUOktUKkZlKzgFmlLolYp5hcAqQaNTP53is2VoqyODaLmMn2TwANsqRrIVTAzqe2iAtyuKUMFhzhYvO3gdpxNpEi4qxICw_-16Y5LOEpAIYQ4-m9dhbu-W55ZyB0s6_KuXo0ieQ-avrRj2vtvHbVgTsITFTZEKsAUtD6baZrv34xqZyxkHpT9x1K9dBofwst9WX__UrTy2nBpJUndV3Jl2KVodFUsVUwQr82ZMK9WrBZ_o2eanHyNh-mnnNAwekBIwAAr-S1cRYSmpV4_DUqAVHiw&__tn__=-R

For more information about the summer program, please take a look at this link:


Interview En L'air on Radio X

I always feel like I sound like Mickey Mouse on the radio.....Hahaha! Take a listen at this short interview with my blog team and Richard Wherlock!!!

Our "Inside Ballett Theater Basel" Blog on Radio X!!! The English Show

More information on the English Show Website:…/inside-ballett-theater-base…

Shout out to Interview En L'air,  who gets a brand new re-build this year. :)


Inside Ballet Theater Basel Team:

Armando Braswell,  Max Fredrik Fjeldmose Zachrisson, and Ruben Dario Bañol


2019 Braswell Arts Center workshop

Gaga at BAC

I know I have been saying that I was going to do this FOREVER! So finally..... Gaga at the Braswell Arts Center! I am so excited! :) :) :)

Open to all ages and all body types as always. And Beginners are of course welcome!


What is Gaga?

Gaga/people classes are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.


Also on the menu is Lyrical Jazz with me!!! That is always fun!


You can sign up online and find more information here: or simply just send an email to:


Olivia Ancona, Gaga



Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015. Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman) and Luca Veggetti, amongst others. Most recently she was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the recently premiered film, Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino. She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches workshops and classes internationally, as well as staging Sharon Eyal’s works. She is currently based out of Berlin.


You can sign up online and find more information here: or simply just send an email to:

Featured in Bâle en Français - Inside Ballett Theater Basel!!!

We are so happy to be featured in the Bâle en Français, with an interview about Inside Ballett Theater Basel. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us and helping us to tell our story.

Here is the full article in French:

English Here



Introducing a new creative video blog by 3 dancers of the Ballet, about the life of Ballet Theater Basel. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a ballet and a ballet company today.

The Blog Team: Armando Braswell, Max Zachrisson and Rubén Bañol Herrera

In collaboration with :

Richard Wherlock, artistic director, Ballett Theater Basel,

The Basler Ballett Guilde

Theater Basel, communication department

Interview En l’air, online magazine

Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, Partner des Ballett Theater Basel

And the dancers of the Ballett Theater Basel

20 Minutes article:

Armando in Annabelle Magazine!!!

So proud and lucky to be featured in Annabelle magazine! For my American friends, This is a BIG deal :):):) this is like the "Marie Claire" of Switzerland. Thank you to Barbara for taking the time to tell our story!


The article is available online:ür-alle-48806




The article is available online:ür-alle-48806


Lecture at the Juilliard School

It was a great lecture at the Juilliard School for the Senior seminar class. The topic was Securing a job in Europe. Thank you Alicia and team for a great class. Here are a few of my favorite quotes I collected for the lecture.........


Be aware. Be informed. There is really no excuse in this day and age to not know what type of company you are auditioning for. My friends from other companies say the same and it can come off disrespectful. Make triple sure that you have the names spelled correctly and are addressing the person in a very polite way. You can never be too polite. Try not to give the I need any job template email attitude.

-CRISTIANA SCIABORDI -Ballett Theater Basel Ballett Master

Within the process of an audition I always want to first get to know the background, experience and technique of the dancers who apply for a position with our company. Therefore we ask them to forward video(s) with whatever material they can provide and if possible contemporary variations. It can be an improvisation as well as a sequence from the repertoire they are dancing at the moment. For me as ballet director it is just vital to get a closer view of the dancer's technical abilities and her or his personality. Any video material over-sophisticated or too elaborated camera work  can blur the view on the individuality and uniqueness of the respective dancer. Therefore my overall advice for the presentation is to keep it simple and honest.

-GOYO MONTERO - Staatstheater Nürnberg Director 

Present videos that are clear, well lit and show you dancing to music, not with music overlaid on a bunch of movement. Make an impression by presenting how you work, not only relying on being a good mover.

-TAMAS MORITZ - Royal Ballet Of Flanders Assoiate Director 

Personality. Physicality. Like a sponge, ready to learn and to work. Hungry. To complete yourself not only as a dancer, but also as a person. I always say its pretty easy these days to find good dancers, but not so easy to find good people.

-STEPHEN DELATTRE - Delattre Dance Company 


Blog featured in 20mins Magazine!

Short back story:

Inside Ballett Theater Basel is a concept blog that was created with together with Richard Wherlock. It was a great opportunity given to me to build my project development and team building skills and also develop my and creative thinking and marketing. Together with my team Max Zachrisson and Ruben Dario Banol, we catalog our ballet seasons in film. It is a great fun.


The News:

Our blog has been featured in 20 minutes Magazine Basel!!! Which is a big deal for us ! To get recognition for the work that we have done is GRAND :) but also to show the city the work we are doing is even better! Check out the article here with a video by Ruben:


Here is our webpage:



Introducing a new creative video blog by 3 dancers of the Ballet, about the life of Ballet Theater Basel. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a ballet and a ballet company today.


The Blog Team:

Armando Braswell

Max Zachrisson

Rubén Bañol Herrera


in collaboration with :

Richard Wherlock, artistic director, Ballett Theater Basel

The Basler Ballett Guilde

Theater Basel, communication department

Interview en l’Air, online magazine

BLKB, Partner des Ballett Theater Basel

And the dancers of the Ballett Theater Basel

2018 BE Modern Man of Distinction

I have been selected to be on the 2018 BE Modern Man of Distinction 100 list.

Thank you Black Enterprise Magazine, for this recognition, it was such a nice surprise!

Here is my interview:

Thank you Jubal Batistti and Kostas Moros for the lovely pictures :)


Exhibition at the Braswell Arts Center

Lisa and I are so proud to present a exhibition for a good cause!!!

Contemporary art artist, Pedro Martin Rojo, is a guest at the Braswell Arts Center. Powerful, colorful, expressive – the Spanish artist uses every color that one can imagine. In preparation for his exhibition during the Art Basel week, he presents his work in the large space of the Arts Center and paints a large format painting especially for this event, live before the public. The artist will be personally present from June 11, 2018 until June 16, 2018. The Braswell Arts Center will be alive the entire week of Art Basel with artistic, musical and dance events in a chill cocktail atmosphere.



Vernissage: June 11th 2018, 18 h
Exhibition opening with the artist, Pedro Martin Rojo

Exhibition: June 11-16th 2018, 12-22 h
Color explosion and pop-art of the Spanish artist, Pedro Martin Rojo

Live-Painting: June 11-16th 2018, 12–14 h
Live painting and an auction at the end of the day

Daily Auction: June 11-16th 2018, 18 h
Each day one painting will be auctioned off. 20 percent of all sales from the exhibition and auctions will go directly to the “BAC Kids” — a program from Braswell Arts Center geared towards helping underprivileged children.

Live Performance: June 11-16th, 19 h
Dance and music events with Ansi Verwey, Armando Braswell and other guests as well as an exclusive bar with small snacks in a wonderful setting.

For more information please visit:


The Facebook event is constantly update with information:

Hidden figures Armando Braswell

Hidden Figures

I am happy to announce my choreography for the HIDDEN PROJECT at IWB Filter 4!!! with special GUEST PERFORMANCES joining us also!!!


Sunday, May 20 at 4 PM


IWB Filter 4 - Culture Affairs

Eingang Reservoirstrasse, 4059 Basel, Switzerland



By Ruben Dario Bañol


Camille Aúble
Ruben Dario Banol


By Alba Carbonell Castillo
Music: Alba Carbonell Castillo
Costumes: Alba Carbonell Castillo

Gaia Mentoglio.
Camille Auble



A new piece by Armando Braswell

Music: Bruno Raco
Film: Max Zacchrison


Gaia Mentoglio
Max Ossenberg-Engels


Dancers courtesy of Ballett Theater Basel, Richard Wherlock, Theater Basel



In the project HIDDEN, art historian Catherine Iselin and photographer Kostas Maros explore the question of what makes the fascination of hidden places. Together, they visit selected places throughout Switzerland that are inaccessible to the majority of people, or have remained hidden so far. In search of the unusually ordinary, the strangely strange and the multifariously unique, photographs are to be created and stories told that will be presented in May 2018 in the form of an exhibition and an illustrated book.


Vernissage: Friday, May 4 at 7 PM - 10 PM ( )



Juilliard Journal - Life after Juilliard

Check out this little blurb from the Juilliard Journal about "Life after Juilliard".

This is the first time I use Use the RAMSTIEN OPTIK Headshot which I LOVE!!!. Thank you Flavia Schaub Photography!

For the full online PDF please go here :

Modeshau 2018 - Couture Atelier

Thank you Amanda Bennett and Balletschule Theater Basel for your great work! :) It was a pleasure to work with Couture Atelier! All of the students and team put together a fantastic show!

BAC on The English Show - Radio X

This was so much fun!!! :) The radio life is very fast paced. Check out Lisa and I on THE ENGLISH SHOW on Radio X!!

Here is the full interview (starting at 18:30):




Ramstein Optik Armando Braswell

Ramstein Optik Poster

I am sooooooooo lucky to announce that I will be one of the featured Basel residents in the new Ramstein Optik Campaign.


BAC in TANZ Magazine

Check out our article in TANZ magazine!

I am so grateful! :) Amazing!


Please share! :)

Interview: Basel Life Magazine

BASEL LIFE MAGAZINE: Introducing the Braswell Arts Center

Since last summer, Basel has a place that bridges the gap between art and the public! The Braswell Arts Center provides quality dance lessons as well as provides a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in diverse art forms.

Read the full article here

Interview: BZ Basel Bebbi Kids

Check me out in the kids newspaper in Basel! 

BZ BASEL/BEBBI KIDS: “Ich mag es einen Schwan order Vampir zu tanzen”

Armando Braswell ist ein Balletttänzer aus dem Bas- ler Ballett-Ensemble. Er ist in sehr armen Verhältnissen in New York aufgewachsen und hat sich dann in seiner Jugend «heraufgetanzt». Wir von der Bebbi-Kids- Redaktion haben ihn getro en und interviewt. Zusätzlich durften wir ihm bei seinem Training zuschauen.

Read Article Here


BKLB sponsors our Children Program!!!

YEEEAAA!!! Our childrens program lives! We were worried that we would not have enough support to make this happen. Now with the Basellandschaft Bank stepping in as a MAIN SPONSOR we are sure that we can at least get it going. They believe in what we are doing and are not afraid to stand with us in the beginning stages.

BKLB Braswell Arts Center


We lack 15,000 in our project fund to make this happen...

In 2018 we want to implement the first ideas of our Kids program into action. The Kids program provides support and mentorship for underprivileged children by offering them free weekly lessons in dance and other art forms at the Braswell Arts Center.  They finish their 6 month study with a small public performance at the end showing their new skills.
A program similar to the one I am creating, is the reason why I am a dancer today. I want to give back what I have learned over the years...
We are looking for financial mothers and fathers who stand in the form of a donation for the care of a child.
The cost of caring for a child under our social program every six months is 1000 CHF.  A small price to inspire and mentor a child.
Braswell Arts Center
IBAN: CH23 0023 3233 2014 9401 W


Braswell arts center

First Artistic Residency at the Braswell Arts Center

I am so proud to present images from our FIRST Artistic Residency at the Braswell Arts Center! We presented the wonderful Roderick George/KnoName Artist and it was a GREAT show.


Roderick George

Taking influences from classical ballet, hiphop and breakdance, and modern dance, Roderick George contemplates race relations, being an immigrant, and challenges the status quo in his new piece, Fleshless Beast. Collaborating with artist LOTIC, both from Houston, Texas, they deconstruct their understandings of race, globalization, and their personal experiences through dance and music. George’s work, Dust, debuted at the Tanztage Berlin 2016.


Braswell Arts Center Artist Residency Program

Your new Opera. Your new piece for string quartet. Your new solo Dance piece. Your new play. Your new sculpture or painting. Created in peace and surrounded by good energy. Supporting artists by providing a space and means to create a new work in all art forms.

The Braswell Arts Center Artist Residency Program will offer a professional arts space to artists, to create, rehearse and perform in Basel. A fresh initiative, offering development and performance opportunities while providing support for emerging or established artists. In collaboration with Basel-Stadt, Basel-Land, corporations, foundations and the public, we hope to create a mentorship through free rehearsal and performance space and providing resources and support. A chance to focus on making their best work. We aspire to provide quality performances for the public at the end of the program and, by doing that, encouraging and nurturing a new audience who might not have been exposed to the arts otherwise.


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Theater Basel Advents Calendar Armando Braswell

Advents Calendar performance 2018

I had the pleasure of presenting a piece of mine in this years Advents Calendar performance at Theater Basel! As always it was so much fun :)

This was the last performance for the apprentices of this piece this year!! :) A great job guys!


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This year as a part of the KLEE exhibition in Basel ( A cooperation with the Fondation Beyeler  and Theater Basel ) I was asked to present a work of mine at the Theater Basel Foyer stage and speak about abstraction in dance. I presented a work I made for the the four apprentices of Ballet Theater Basel called "Duet Duet". Thank you Pavel for a great experience!

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the abandonment of the figurative was not only a central topic for many European artists in the fine arts: in literature, in music and in the performing arts, too, more abstract forms of expression emerged. Based on the exhibition "Paul Klee - The Abstract Dimension" at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, the soirée embarks on an interdisciplinary search for traces of abstraction in art - with high-caliber conversation partners and artistic contributions.


More information here:


International Day of Volunteers Basel

It was my honor to be a part of the international day of volunteers. It was very very special to present my story to the HUGE public and to be a part of such a great event. thank you to everyone for your good energy!

Here is the program:


Duet Duet Armando Braswell

New Work for Carta Blanca Presents


I am very excited to present a new work at Carta Blanca Dance!



In the unique setting of IWB Filter 4, the second in the Presents series features 5 new pieces by choreographers Alba Carbonell, Armando Braswell, Mara Galeazzi, Anthony Ramiandrisoa, Tana Rosás Suñé and Jorge Garcia Perez.  Tickets can be bought online here  

12 – 14 Oct 2017

19.30 – 21.30
IWB Filter 4, Basel


More information on Carta Blanca Dance:

Armando and Lisa on SRF1 Glanz und Gloria!

Check us out on SRF1 Glanz und Gloria!


Der New Yorker Armando Braswell hat eine spannende, aber auch tragische Lebensgeschichte. Seine Mutter stirbt früh, der Vater ist drogenabhängig. Den armen Verhältnissen in New York entkommt er nur dank seinem Hobby, dem Tanzen. Heute lebt er in Basel – und gehört zum Ballett-Ensemble des Theater Basel.


Interview with Regio Aktuell

Check out Lisa and I in the Regio aktuell!!! We are so proud and grateful, and happy. Thank you for giving us a chance to speak about our project and our passion.

Armando Braswell wuchs in New York auf, jetzt nennt er Basel sein Zuhause. In seinem neuen Braswell Arts Center will der gefeierte Solo-Tänzer an der Austrasse 19 unter anderem Kinder unterrichten und regionalen und internationalen Künstlern eine Plattform bieten.

Read the article here:…/menschen/2017-08-02-16-11-37.html

Interview on Wie wär's mal mit blog!!!

Check us out on the Wie wär's mal mit blog!!!! in German AND English :) Go Ballett Dienstag!!!!

"Armando Braswell not only teaches you ballet but also how to dream big. How so? – Check out our Ballett Dienstag interview:



Ballett Dienstag in New Home

So happy to announce that our dance community called, Ballett Dienstag, has finally moved into its new home at the Braswell Arts Center ( ).


Braswell Arts Center

Austrasse 19

4051 Basel



Come and visit us! :)


Dance Alps 2017

This year I returned to the Dance Alps Festival in Austria. It was so nice to be back with those passionate dancers. It was a great experience.


This year I had the honor of working with Mallorcan artists MAGNETIKA while I was there. It was such an experience.... look out for our next collaboration in Basel!


Here is some more information on the work:

For more information about the Festival:

For more information about the artists:

Braswell arts center - Armando Braswell

Thank you for the Braswell Arts Center

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to pop in and say again, Thank you to all of the donors for your donations and support. We have raised over 35,000CHF in 15 days and that is incredible. So many people have stepped up to support our campaign for our new dance floor and we are very grateful. After a small waiting period, the dance floor finally arrived yesterday. And it looks great.

Me and my team have already started working on all of your thank you prizes! Look out for our informational email coming soon.

A big thank you to Daniel Schild and Family for donating our new Bechstein Piano! It was important for me to have a Grand piano and a sprung floor so that I can invite high quality artists.

Thank you to Sussane Ferrario who donated a generous supply of leggings, to help kick start our Braswell Arts Center Shop kiosk!

I can't go away without saying a big thank you to Richard Wherlock and Theater Basel, who without their unending support and love, none of this would be possible.

Not everyone gave online. Not everyone gave money. Not everyone wanted to be mentioned. But Lisa and I are eternally grateful and so full of happiness and love.

The work is not over, we are just beginning.


Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs

Nice to be back at the Zurich Opera House for the Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs. I know I say this every year, but... the kids are getting better and better. It was nice to see some familiar faces and some new ones also. Thank you to Richard Wherlock and the Migros team for having me. Photographer Miriam Elias documented the competition beautifully.

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

More about photographer Miriam Elias:  //

International Conference of JURA

This year I choreographed a performance for the “International Conference of JURA. There were about 400 participants representing 73 countries. I had the pleasure of working with Amanda Bennet and the Ballet School Theater Basel for another great production.The dancers were fantastic! A good group. Thank you Lydia Caruso for assisting me with this piece! and Max Zachrission for the beautiful music and the film.


Thank you to Xavier & Meinrad for making this beautiful experience happen.


Dance Lab 8

I had the honor of choreographing for the Ballett Basel "Dancelab". This was my second time doing this production and it was great! My new piece is titled

Uneven Variations



Armando Braswell




Debora Maiques Marin


Vivian de Britto Schiller


Lydia Caruso


Tana Rosás Suñé


Jorge García Pérez


Anthony Ramiandrisoa


Max Zachrisson


Diego Benito Gutierrez


Florent Mollet


Dévi-Azélia Selly



David Castelló Garcia




Fabio Masini




Jessica Kube




Raco Bruno


Philip Kannicht

Here is a video by current dancer and "Inside Ballet Theater Basel" team member, Rubén Bañol Herrera:


An inside look into the Dancelab 8 production at Theater Basel. Here the dancers are allowed to create and present their own choreographies. The realization of your own choreographic works is an important experience for young artists on the way to creative maturity. The DanceLab takes this circumstance into account and offers dancers of the ensemble the opportunity to experiment with choreography. Abstract movement studies, associative motion pictures or short, moving stories can emerge. To what extent the young choreographers want to break with old viewing habits or refer to traditions or cultural prescriptions in their approximately ten-minute plays is left to them themselves. This creates a kaleidoscope of contemporary creative thought, ranging from first-time works to tried-and-tested further developments to remarkable experiments, offering the audience a surprising and varied dance evening.


Featuring the dancers of Ballet Theater Basel

Inside Ballet Theater Basel – Introducing a new creative blog about the life of Ballet Theater Basel. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a ballet and a ballet company today.

Here you can see a great review from Sophie Lesort, from Danser Canal Historique Magazine:

Here is another review from Micheal Hug at the Online Merker:


Armando in Migros Magazine!!!

I am honored to be featured in Migros Magazine! This was definitely an interview to remember...very cool.


Here it is in original German:


Here you can find a rough English translation:


Please share it! :)

Open Doors during Art Basel

We open our doors during the Art Basel week! Showcasing the artwork of my beautiful friends.

Paula Näff
Michael Vessa
Permi Jhooti
Max Zachrisson
Fabio Massini
Joachim Riederer
Anne Kohler

June 15th -18th 2017

12:00 bis 20 Uhr
At the Braswell Arts Center

Austrasse 19, CH -4051 Basel

Ballett Dienstag Summer Workshops

Ballet Dienstag Summer Workshops


June 26 – July 2, 2017


 @BRASWELL ARTS CENTER – Austrasse 19, CH4051 Basel


For all levels and all body types


210CHF – pro 6 class subscription


More information here :

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Braswell Arts Center

What is the Braswell Arts Center about?

After many years of thinking of a way to bridge the gap between art and the public, the idea for the Braswell Arts Center was born. Our Arts Center will offer quality classes and provide a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in all art forms. The newly designed space will be fully transformable for professional dance performances, concerts, gallery exhibits, and special events. We also see this as a chance to collaborate with the Basel arts community, schools and sponsors to provide a new and fresh initiative for emerging artists and underprivileged kids called the «Braswell Arts Center Public Education Exchange Program». Through the newly established Braswell Arts Center Fund, we can support our new programs to offer free movement and performance classes as well as development and performance opportunities for artists worldwide.

How you can help:

This is why we need your support:

While we are extremely excited about the future of the Braswell Arts Center, this is a huge undertaking for us. We have many important costs to cover in order to put our dreams for the Arts Center into action. While we plan to put our own money where our mouth is, the total start-up budget for the whole project is rather large. We are asking the public to help us with the biggest cost we have at the moment…the SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR. A professional, sprung floor is the second step (after the building) to realizing our goal and, due to the size of the space, costs quite a bit. We would be eternally grateful for your donation to help us with this cost. It would bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of creating a space to offer quality classes and social programs – therefore, establishing a more approachable and less intimidating public relationship with art and artists.

How you can help:


While each donation is received with our sincerest gratitude, we wanted to have some fun with this and are happy to provide some pretty cool rewards to our donors, including tickets to a performance at Theater Basel and a one-year FREE membership to ALL Ballet Dienstag classes!

Should we, somehow, someway, overshoot our goal, all donations will go directly to preparing the building for opening in August 2017. These costs include architectural design services, construction, electricians, barres, mirrors, sound equipment, etc. etc. We have many wonderful and exciting ideas for ways to make the Arts Center a state-of-the-art artistic hub in Basel, available to not only professional artists around the world, but also to the next generation of artists growing up in our local community.

This center has come to feel like a lifelong journey that is so close to reaching an incredible chapter and, while scary in the best of ways, the excitement leading up to it is palpable — not only within our family, but also within the many people who have supported us along the way.

As some of you may know, our founder, Armando Braswell, had a difficult childhood and was very generously helped and guided throughout the years to reach this point in his life. We share his TEDx talk below to represent his deep-rooted passion in dreaming big, despite the odds, but also to honor those who stood by him every step of the way.

With you all by our sides, we believe we can make it.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering donating to our project. We are indescribably grateful.



How you can help:

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