In the 2013/14 Season dancer and choreographer Daphne Strothmann is the revival choreographer for The Royal Opera's production of Faust, with original choreography by Michael Keegan-Dolan. She assisted Keegan-Dolan in the creation of this production in 2004 and in its first revival in 2006, and was revival choreographer for the production's revivals in 2006 and 2011.
Strothmann was born and raised in Kenya and studied dance in England. She worked in Germany with Tanztheater Regenbogen, and later in Vienna, where she was a soloist with Tanztheater Wien and Vienna Volksoper. As a dancer her credits include in Liz King and Catherine Guerin’s Swan Lake Remix, Georg Reischl’s In dir irgendwo (with Bill Forsythe Company), Nigel Charnock’s Meaty (with DV8) and Christoph Winkler’s Hinter den Linien (for ImPuls Tanz).
In 2003 she joined Keegan-Dolan’s Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, with whom she performed the title role in Giselle, and danced in The Bull, The Flowerbed, James Son of James and The Rite of Spring (a co-production with English National Opera).