Freelance choreographer, director and performer

Hannes is an international choreographer, director and performer with a commitment to work that crosses the genres of dance and theatre and creates visceral, relevant and poetic connections with its audiences.

He has choreographed and directed numerous productions for stage and screen, including “DANDELION” (with Ermira Goro for The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens), “UNRUHE” (for and with the Susanne Linke Dance Company, Germany) with Lena Dunham, choreographing for the movie “Catherine Called Birdy”, and duetted with Akram Khan in the animated film “Breathless Puppets”.

Hannes was DV8 Physical Theatre’s first Creative Associate and formed part of the original cast of the critically acclaimed stage productions “To Be Straight With You" (nominated for an Olivier Award), “Can We Talk About This?”, and “JOHN” in which he performed the title role. All three productions, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson. He continued his role as Creative Associate as well as being the Tour Director for the much-anticipated re-creation of DV8’s Enter Achilles in 2019/20 (produced by Rambert and Sadler’s Wells).

Furthermore, he has collaborated with the likes of William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Ben Duke, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk to name a few. Hannes was nominated as one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain's creative industries by The Hospital Club, London. In 2022, Hannes founded MOONWALKING BEAR PRODUCTIONS, a home for his creative ideas, a hub for innovation and collaboration, and a launch pad to support new talent.