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Yannick Boquin

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Yannick Boquin is a well-known ballet master and teacher, in demand world-wide with many important companies and ballet schools.

He was born in France and received his ballet training at at the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet School and subsequently at the National Conservatoire de Paris. As a principal dancer he performed with the Bonn Opera Ballet, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rome Opera Ballet and with the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

During his career he was the recipient of the following prizes:

1st prize of the Conservatoire de Paris (1981), Gold Medal (Houlgate Competition, 1985), Gold Medal (International Competition, Paris, 1987) and the Positano and Leonide Massine Award (Italy 1995)

He was ballet master with the Vienna Opera Ballet from 2004 until 2006 and since then became a successful free-lance teacher, working currently with the following companies:

Dresden Semper Oper Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Opera House London, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Norwegian National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Béjart Ballert Lausanne, National Ballet of Prague, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, Stanislavski Theater Moscow, Berlin Staats Ballet, Northern Ballet England, Astana Opera and Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, National Ballet of Korea, Zurich Ballet, Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse.

Zijn talent als meester-docent wordt alom zeer naar waarde geschat en mede daarom wordt hij regelmatig gevraagd door de volgende internationale balletscholen:

Yannick Boquin is also in demand as a master teacher with the following international ballet schools: Summer Course Centre Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Houston Ballet Academy, Astana Ballet Academy, Oslo Ballet Academy, Académie Princesse Grace de Monaco, the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and Oslo Dance Academy( KHIO)

In 2011 he choreographed a two-act ballet for Istanbul State Ballet entitled ‘The Sufferings of young Werther’ after a story by Goethe and set to the music of Frederic Chopin . This ballet was also premiered by the Greek National Ballet in 2014.

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