Stephan Laks, Rehearsal Director. Stephan Laks was born in Vancouver, Canada, and grew up in Michigan, USA. He trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School. As a dancer, he has worked with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Göteborg Ballet, Bern Ballet, and Aszure & Artists, performing and creating the works of Aszure Barton, Stijn Celis, Jiri Kylian, Nicolo Fonte, Ohad Naharin, Tero Saarinen, Adi Salant, Didy Veldman, and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. Along with Fernando Melo and Rachel Tess, he founded Rumpus Room Dance in 2006, and co-directed the group until its closure in 2009. Stephan joined The Göteborg Ballet as Ballet Master in May, 2010.