Mr. Sher-Machherndl, a native of Vienna Austria, has worked as principal dancer, choreographer, master-teacher, and artistic director. He has been granted the privilege of the US Visa type, “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” allowing him permanent residence in the US. Mr. Sher-Machherndl worked with and danced the works of Rudolf Nureyev, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Ulysses Dove, George Balanchine, Sir Fredrick Ashton, Rudi van Dantzig, John Neumeier, Ed Wubbe, Ben Stevenson, Maurice Bejart, and John Cranko. As principal dancer, he performed leading roles for Dutch National Ballet and Bavarian State Ballet to include Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin; Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Nuages, Apollo; Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade; Symphony in C, Diamonds, Concerto Barocco, Agon, La Valse, Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart), Hammerklavier, Grosse Fuge, and Bad Blood. He also danced with Nederlands Dance Theater. Mr. Sher-Machherndl partnered ballerina Jolinda Menendez of American Ballet Theater and Evelyn Hart of Royal Winnipeg Ballet and was featured in the documentary Moment of Light with Evelyn Hart. Mr. Sher-Machherndl appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine while performing with Bavarian State Ballet at Lincoln Center.
Mr. Sher-Machherndl was co-director of Salzburg Ballet and assistant to the artistic director Ed Wubbe at Scapino Ballet. He taught at Ballet Rambert and for the Matthew Bourne production of Swan Lake. His work was featured in Young Choreographers Workshops at Bavarian State Ballet and Scapino Ballet, Salzburg Ballet, Colorado University at Boulder, Colorado State University; Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Since founding Lemon Sponge Cake, his full-evening works include UnCut, Point, PlastikPaket, StrangeLands, LoveCrimes, AustriaPop, Where Is The Love, AustriaPop Vol 2, Vertigo, Le Ballet Star; TigerLilly, Anilla, Mozart 250, Alien Nation, Leopoldstadt 22, Project Peace, Gala 2007, I Am Happy for this Moment, This Moment Is Your Life, I Trust You To Kill Me, A Strange Land, Liquid-Space, Vertical Migration and Bach 260. The work has been performed at the Alvin Ailey Theater, New York; The Santa Fe Dance Festival, New Mexico; The National Performing Arts Convention, Denver; The Dance on Camera Festival, New York; The Chautauqua Summer Series, Colorado;The Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver; The Alexander Theater, Helsinki; and various festivals throughout the United States. Robert Sher-Machherndl is a four-time winner of the New York Ballet Builders choreography award and has recently been featured on MTV’s Emmy awarding reality TV series MADE.