March 18 / 19 / 20  


Oliver Matz - Artistic Director of the Tanz Academie Zürich

During D&D Online Masterclass on March 18/19/20. Mr. Matz will be holding an Audition for the Tanz Academie Zürich school year 2021-2022 for students from the age of 12 to 16 by September 2021. 

Oliver Matz received his ballet training under the supervision of Professor Martin Puttke at the State Ballet School Berlin. He was appointed to principal dancer in 1985.

Oliver is the recipient of numerous international honors, performing arts prizes, and critics awards. In 1995, he was awarded the honorary title of “Berliner Kammertänzer”, in recognition of his longstanding services to the performing arts. He is an honorary member of the German State Opera Berlin and one of the internationally most acclaimed German dancers. Oliver’s students have achieved top places and won many prizes at national and international competitions.


David Makhateli

International Guest Teacher, Choreographer

Mr. Makhateli is a co-founder and Artistic Director of D&D Art Productions, the Grand Audition, D&D Intensive Ballet Masterclass programme in Barcelona (Spain), Tokyo / Osaka (Japan), Panama City (Panama). With D&D company, he organised numerous International Ballet Galas and Festivals worldwide, among them: “Meet the Stars”, “Nureyev and Friends”, “La Nuit des Etoiles”, “Stars with Maya Plisetskaya”, “Kremlin Ballet Festival” and other.


​Graduate of the Royal Ballet School and Former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, he has performed allover the world including Russia, Japan, throughout in Europe, United States, Brazil, Cuba, China, Korea, Panama, Georgia and in United Kingdom for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family.  Mr. Makhateli is invited Guest Teacher of the Royal Ballet, Opéra National de Paris, Het National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Swedish Royal Ballet.



• 1992, Prix de Lausanne

• 1992, Moscow International Diaghilev Ballet Competition

• 1997, Paris International Ballet Competition


Daria Makhateli
D&D Art Productions, ex-Principal Dancer of the Finnish National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet.

Graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005 (class of Prof. Tatiana Udalenkova), she joined the Mariinsky Theatre the same year. Daria Makhateli performed with Mariinsky Theatre Soloist and Principal roles on Mariinsky Stage, as well as on Stages of the top and prestiges theatres worldwide on tours with Mariinsky  and as a guest; UK, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore among other places. In 2014 Daria Makhateli was invited by Kenneth Greve to join Finnish National Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Daria Makhateli is a recipient of the “Golden Sofit” award for the best female role in the ballet “Meek One” choreographed by Donvena Pandoursky (2007). Daria was invited guest ballerina of Asami Maki Ballet in Tokyo, Japan.


Daria Makhateli is a co-founder director of the D&D Art Productions and the Grand Audition (First International Ballet Audition Platform which took place for the first time in 2016).