Fran Díaz is a Spanish choreographer based in Germany. He studied at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto and worked as a dancer with the Leipzig Ballet and the Hannover State Ballet under the direction of Marco Goecke. He then dedicated himself to choreography. His work, frequently manifested in multi-disciplinary projects, often explores themes related to the notion of community, the need for a sense of belonging, or the reconfiguration of one’s physical spaces and boundaries. He is also interested in the interface with queer culture and the design of institutional structures. In 2020, his choreography Toothpicks won third prize at the International Choreography Competition in Hannover, and in 2021, he was a finalist at the International Choreography Competition in Copenhagen with his choreography I’ll do the talking. In 2023 he premiered The Habit, a new piece for the Bavarian State Ballet, and two new pieces in the free dance scene, Born by the Sea and Scheme, the latter exploring the challenges of structural change by examining complaint processes in dance institutions.