French Louisa Rachedi studied at Canada’s National Ballet School Toronto and began her professional career in the ensemble of the National Ballet of Canada. In 2007, Youri Vámos engaged her as a soloist in the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. From 2009, she was one of the outstanding soloists in Martin Schläpfer’s newly formed Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg. In addition to numerous solo roles that Martin Schläpfer created for her, Louisa Rachedi’s extensive repertoire ranges from the 19th century ballet classics to works by George Balanchine, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, Merce Cunningham and many others. In 2016, she decided to end her career as a soloist of an ensemble and go freelance. After her first experiences as a choreographer, she founded »Limbic Shift«, a platform for her own performing arts project, with which she also was invited to the Busan International Dance Festival in Korea. At the same time, she worked as a guest teacher and ballet master with the Finnish National Ballet, Ballett im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Ballett am Rhein, Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference and at the Graz Opera, among others. From June 2018, she was ballet master with Gauthier Dance Stuttgart, where she has been in charge of works by Sharon Eyal, William Forsythe, Marco Goecke and Ohad Naharin. Since September 2020, Louisa Rachedi has been part of the direction of the Vienna State Ballet as Deputy Artistic Director.