Felix Ruckert is Berlin based choreographer and founder of the Xplore: Festival of the Art of Lust (2004-present) and of the contemporary dance and BDSM laboratory/kingdom Schwelle7 (2007-2016). He is an internationally renowned choreographer with his own company, which has toured throughout Europe and the United States. He is also a composer and recording artist in his own right. In his early career as a dancer,  he worked with Pina Bausch as part of the world famous Tanztheater Wüpperthal.

He is one of the world's leading innovators in the field of creative sexuality. Through performances, durational workshops and installations he seeks to interpret the erotic ritual as an art form.