FLORIAN ROUILLER is a dance teacher, choreographer, and performer who has worked extensively across three continents. Mr. Rouiller has an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland, where he choreographed and performed original productions while continuing extensive performance with local dance companies outside the university. Mr. Rouiller began his dance career with training at the prestigious John Cranko School in Stuttgart with a BFA, and performed with the Stuttgart Ballet in productions such as Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. Upon immigrating to the United States, he danced with Merce Cunningham Dance Company as an apprentice, Ohio Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Ballet International Eldar Aliev, Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas and Ballet Contemporanea de Caracas in Venezuela, as well as Goteborg Ballet in Sweden performing principal and soloist roles. He has won choreographic prizes at YAGP and Korean National Competition. He is featured in Lois Greenfield's book "Moving Still" NY. He was a guest teacher at the Kirov Academy in DC for there Summer Programs in 2005, 2008 and 2015 and also taught at the Washington Ballet School. Mr. Rouiller is currently teaching and choreographing in the DC area. This year he is teaching at UMBC , Baltimore School for the Arts and City Dance Conservatory in DC. Recently Mr. Rouiller was visiting artist at UMBC Fall 2013.