In 2010 Hendrik started taking classes in Ballet, Modern and Jazz during his exchange year in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the Youth Dance Theater of Michigan (now Ballet Chelsea) and also participated in their productions of The Nutcracker and various Recitals.
After returning to his hometown, he continued Ballet training at the Ballet school of the State Theater Saarbrücken. He took workshops in Contemporary, where he was asked to join a competition dance group in Modern Jazz, participating in competitions in Germany, qualifying for the world championships in Poland.
2014 marks a very important year for Hendrik, as he was accepted to the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, starting his BA in Classical and Contemporary Dance. There he got first in contact with Improvisation, and studied amongst others Forsythe and Kylián Repertoire. The process that might have impressed him the most was the work with the Dutch choreographer Kristel van Issum, because she pushed him in his physical limits as well as his way of thinking for the creation of Nah-Aufnahme 2. For his last year in the school, he chose a focus on classical dance.
In addition to his studies in Frankfurt, he participated in the Royal Danish Ballet Summer School, where he was able to learn GaGa and Bournonville technique and Repertoire, and the International Ballet Summer School in Dresden and in Dortmund, learning Mats Ek, Jacopo Godani and Mauro Bigonzetti repertoire. As well as the summer programs, he did a two week internship at the State Theater Koblenz under the direction of Steffen Fuchs.
He enjoys dancing a very broad repertoire, from classical ballet over Neo-classical to Tanztheater, which he hopes to continue in his further career. He doesn’t like to limit himself to one specific style, but would like to broaden his interests during his engagement in a company.