About the Workshop:

Dennis Callahan, the original choreographer of Tanz der Vampire, is coming to the Netherlands for an exclusive Mock-Up audition of the infamous musical!

We will start with a 45min warm-up, followed by a 2hour mock-up dance audition in which Dennis teaches the original choreography of Tanz der Vampire and offers personal feedback. The workshop will be accompanied by live music.

After the dance section, you may take the opportunity to perform a mock-up singing audition in which Dennis offers advice and feedback. We charge an additional €5,- for the mock-up singing audition.

Dennis Callahan

Dennis Callhan comes from Missouri and has worked as an assistant choreographer and directorial assistant on various shows at the famous New York Radio City Music Hall. He first came to Vienna in 1988 to teach at the Theater an der Wien’s Tanz/Gesang Studio, and was choreographer and co-director of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Vienna Volksoper, having previously been dance captain of the Broadway production. He has directed the popular annual Christmas Show at the New York Radio City Music Hall every year since 1994. His most important credits with the VBW are the choreography for Harry Kupfer‘s world premiere productions of ELISABETH and MOZART! at theTheater an der Wien. He has also worked on GREASE at the Raimund Theater, directed by Michael Schottenberg, where he subsequently contributed to the success of Roman Polanski’s DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, as well as choreographing the German premiere production in Stuttgart. In 2015, he directed ELISABETH, also in Stuttgart, and choreographed additional productions of DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES in Warsaw, Budapest and St. Petersburg, as well as various shows in Amstetten, including THE WILD PARTY and MISS SAIGON, and HAIRSPRAY in St. Gallen. 


Saturday,  May 21st



Naritaweg 10, TST Studios


€35,- for the dance part, additional €5,- for singing


This masterclass is part of the Springplank program but open to all prof-level dancers. Participants of Springplank may join this masterclass for free. The program is open to last-year students and alumni (up to 3 years) from dance academies (HBO/MBO) in the city of Amsterdam. Want to join Springplank? Send us an email at springplank@hjs.amsterdam with your cv, diploma, and motivational letter and we’ll get in touch with you! More info: https://hjs.amsterdam/springplank/