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 W├╝pperthal.

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.