Musuem Night Basel

Hey everyone!

Come dance with me at Basel Museum Night!!!

I am so excited to announce that I will be giving a dance workshop at the Kunstmuseum Basel on Friday, January 20th, 2023 from 8pm to 10pm. This will be part of the Museum's Night program, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of dance with all of you.

As a dancer and choreographer, I have always been drawn to the expressive power of movement in the community. I believe that dance has the ability to convey emotions and ideas in a way that words simply cannot.

That's why this is big for me. No matter your experience level, I encourage you to join me and discover the joy of dance.

If you are in the Basel area, I hope you will join me at the Kunstmuseum on January 20th. It's going to be a fun and exciting night, and I can't wait to see you all there! For more info:

Guest Speaker at Swisspeers Start-up Event

It was an absolute honor to be invited as speakers for the Swisspeers Start-Up event. For those who may not be familiar, Swisspeers is an innovative platform that helps fund projects and ideas through a community of investors and serious dreamers. The Braswell Arts Center recently used Swisspeers to fund their new space, and we were thrilled to be part of the event and share our story with their network.

As entrepreneurs and business owners, my wife Lisa and I know firsthand the challenges of starting and growing a company. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to push past boundaries and take calculated risks. In our short speech, we shared some of our own experiences and offered encouragement and humor to the aspiring entrepreneurs in attendance.

One thing we emphasized is the importance of staying true to your vision and not letting setbacks or challenges deter you. We also talked about the value of seeking out mentors and surrounding yourself with supportive people who can offer guidance and encouragement along the way.

Overall, it was a fantastic event and we were truly humbled to be invited as speakers. We were inspired by the passion and drive of the other attendees and are excited to see what the future holds for them and their businesses. We are grateful to Swisspeers for creating such a valuable platform and for giving us the opportunity to share our experiences and insights.

You can find more info the specific event here: Swisspeers Website




New Position at TaZ ZHdK

I am so excited to finally announce that I have accepted a part-time position as a Contemporary Teacher at the TaZ at ZHdK! This has been in the works for a while now and I am beyond excited to start this new chapter in my career.

The first week has been a full one, and the dancers are working hard and showing a lot of enthusiasm. I am really impressed by their dedication and talent.

The studios at the TaZ are top-notch and state-of-the-art. I had the chance to try out the sound system and let me tell you, the acoustics are amazing. I even blasted some Biggie Smalls through the hallways just to test it out and it sounded amazing.

The dancers are hungry and working hard, and I can already feel the sense of community and support that exists at TaZ.

I am so grateful for this opportunity and can't wait to see what the future holds. Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey and to the TaZ team for welcoming me with open arms.

Prix de Lausanne European Pre-Selection

It was a pleasure to be back at the Prix de Lausanne European Pre-Selection! In my role as part of the jury, and as the contemporary teacher.

The level is getting better and better! I am very happy to have worked with these talented dancers :)

Check out the Prix website:

Have a good summer!


Thank you Gregory Batardon for the photos!

Dance Basel Festival

Did you know I have a dance festival in Basel? It is during the Art Basel week and it is called Dance Basel! It is happening June 18th and 19th, 2022 at the Public Foyer.

Dance Basel is a new dance festival in Basel during the Art Basel week. In collaboration with Theater Basel Public Foyer, this festival is free to the Basel public with a goal of showcasing the work of talented young choreographers in different stages of their development.

Please come and check it out! This week!


New work for LaGuardia High School NYC

I am thrilled to announce that in 2023, I will be making a new work for the famous Laguardia High School of Performing Arts in NYC!! I am beyond humbled and excited to be a part of the LAG Senior Concert. It means so much for me to come home and work with the school that started it all for me. Thank you Ms. Mathesius and Greg for your trust. I am looking forward to pushing these talented dancers and making something that vibrates with good energy and of course being back in NYC for creation time :)

Lets go!



TalentScouting Days 2022

I am honored to be this years contemporary teacher at the Danse Suisse Talentscouting Days at the Toni Areal

Good luck to all of the students over these two weekends!

See you in Zurich!








Interview with SRF

Hello Everyone!

Check out my latest interview with SRF about why dance should be for EVERYBODY!

Interview starts at 9:43 🎧

A BIG Thank you to Reena Thelly for including me in her study on sport trauma.

See you in the studio!

BAC Virtual Benefit Gala 2022

The Braswell Arts Virtual Benefit Gala is back! Featuring an evening of high-quality dance performances from renowned artists all around the world. Curated by Armando and Lisa Braswell, the artists all unite on this evening with a goal to raise money for the Braswell Arts Center and it's programs in an effort to #KeepBaselMoving. This year is extra special as we are fundraising for the new Braswell Arts Center at Aeschenplatz!

February 13th, 2022

7pm CET

Suggested Donation: CHF 30

Donate any amount to get your ticket. More info below:

Back at the Prix De Lausanne

I am soooo happy to be back at the Prix De Lausanne as Contemporary coach! This is one of my most inspiring jobs :)


The New BAC at Aeschenplatz

The New BAC at Aeschenplatz

The Braswell Arts Center is moving to a bigger more central location in Basel. Here is our video explaining the move. Please consider supporting our crowdfunding campaign!


We need your support!

Read more about the new center and donate to our crowdfunding campaign here:


*Need different payment options? Try these:

*TWINT here:

Video by Max Zachrisson
3D Model by Charlie Hui

On the Roche Tower

Did you guys see me projected on the Roche Tower!!! Crazy! Thank you to Roche for adding #dance to your party. I am so #grateful to be a part of your celebration. 🎉 Thank you to Charlie Hui at Viswerk for capturing the moment perfectly. 📸 Shout out to photographer Ida zenna for the dance shot. This was the first photo for "Ballett Dienstag" which is now called the Braswell Arts Center:


BAC Pre-Professional Training Program

Prix De Lausanne Summer Intensive

I am back at the Prix De Lausanne Summer intensive!!! I am super excited to work with these amazing young artists!

For more information on how you can join us in Lausanne visit here:

Summer Intensive

Here is the Facebook posts:


Here you can find my Prix De Lausanne teaching history:

Bolzano Danza

Happy to announce that I will be joining the Bolzano Danza Workshops team this year in Italy! I am very happy about that!

I am teaching Contemporary Jazz and Modern.

From Brooklyn to Bolzano 🥰 You can get more info and join me in Italy here:

🌞👊🏾#KeepBolzanoMoving #posterboy 📸 by Ismael Lorenzo

BAC Virtual Gala

Online Classes Subscription

Take my classes from anywhere in the world! After many requests, I am excited to announce that we are launching our online archive TODAY! 🎉 Our popular online classes are now open for the public to enjoy anytime, anywhere. 👊 For a small one-time fee, you will have a full year of access to our online class archive, full of dance and fitness classes taught by our very talented BAC Team. ❤️ And we're adding more each week! 🌈


For more information, and to sign up, visit:


For more information, and to sign up, visit:

Teaching the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Company

Fantastic dancers in my contemporary class at the MMC Dance Company. It was a joy to teach the company through zoom!

I guess that is the a nice thing about zoom now my reach is much farther. Teaching in NYC? No problem!

The technical set up at the Braswell Arts Center is getting pretty serious now, cameras and microphones....

Lets go dance institutions! I am ready for your call....hahaha!




#KeepBaselMoving on Regio TV

We are grateful to have this a chance to share #KeepBaselMoving with the Basel public! Thank you Regio TV for believing in what we do and sharing your platform.

If you want to know more about our moment in collaboration with dance schools and fitness studios in Basel, please visit: keepbaselmoving


Jury Member of 2021 Prix de Lausanne

I am excited to be back at the Prix de Lausanne in 2021 and this time as a jury member!!!  I feel honored to be surrounded by such great artists and look forward to this special experience.

Here is an interview as a juror:

Check out the press release below:

We are very thrilled to announce the names of this 2021 Jury panel, once again made up of world-renowned dance personalities, who will gather in Lausanne next February to watch the 79 candidates’ videos and mark them.

The jury of the Video Edition will be made up of the following members:

  • Richard Wherlock – President of the jury, Prix de Lausanne 2021
    Director & Head Choreographer, Basel Ballet
  • Clairemarie Osta – Vice President of the jury, Prix de Lausanne 2021
    Head of ballet Department, Royal Swedish Ballet School / Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
  • Armando Braswell
    Director, Braswell Arts Center / Contemporary dance teacher, Prix de Lausanne 2020
  • Kinsun Chan
    Director, Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen / Choreographer, Stage & Costume designer
  • Myrna Kamara
    Guest Artist & Teacher / Former Principal, Miami City Ballet / Former dancer, NYCB / Director & dancer, balletXtreme
  • Nicolas Le Riche
    Artistic Director, Royal Swedish Ballet / Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
  • Ihsan Rustem
    Resident Choreographer, NW Dance Project (US) / Former Dancer, Ballet Theater Munich
  • Sarawanee Tanatanit
    Guest Artist & Founder, HOSTBKK Arts Center / Prize Winner, Prix de Lausanne 2001
  • Samuel Wuersten
    Director of the Holland Dance Festival, Co-director of the Codarts Arts University Rotterdam and Artistic Director of the  BA/MA Dance Program at the Zurich Arts University

Here you can find more information on the prix website:

Here is my "Prix page":

Stay tuned for more information and follow me on Facebook and Instagram for live updates!

Dialogues in Dance

It was a pleasure to be a part of Marymount Manhattan College Dialogues in Dance. "Dance in Color" was a stimulating and dynamic conversation on race, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the world of dance and education.
It was so nice to reconnect with old friends whowere also on the panel:
Janine Beckles - Philadanco
Nigel Campbell - MOVENYC
Linda Celeste Sims - Ailey
Iyun Harrison - Ailey II, DTH - he will also be moderating
A BIG thank you to director, Elena Commendador for inviting me to be a part of this.

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!

Info and registration: + 03 (03) 70 88 36 73 / Info@Ciradanses.Fr /[0]=68.ARCXSgxk4O1dXHO2cgB0TWD2baWhiymu1MUoFzkG7RnVRDsuj3Ti6a43k9iIpqNG2uj2od8B8Gz867o1_KkuIMg8EdfAEzJq8l1paICSq30qm_ojfDj9qdz2KDRAnuKeGe3rBvEzJbq1lnKpUR0Z9Ko-1dArwHFYAbUG1jqKRlihbAOx5mXHqWgY5M7taG1YDyVuOLw4pU1S4kfJ_6e0LtiBa2PRq0mAJZT9YFdrh6Fp-RoibxYuKEZalbZoDemOEW-WPvu2EiZQAGiKn2PIlEYVBahRyW2PlH02lmMs_GIouZNzJB0hJR39XX2was4uIfo1OPCZCkpF7f2Ja88a3Y1PI3PWCw4ML4L0ig&__tn__=-R

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!


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