Artistic Director, Royal Swedish Ballet
Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Classical Coach, Summer Intensive – European Preselection 2019 – 2022, Prix de Lausanne 2020 & 2022
Jury member, Prix de Lausanne 2021
Nicolas Le Riche began dancing in Pontoise with Pierre Schwarz with whom he spent two years. He was then accepted at the Paris Opera Ballet School, where he studied for six years under the direction of Claude Bessy. He then joined the Paris Opera Ballet where he worked his way upward winning multiple competitions: Quadrille in 1998, Choryphée in 1989 (1st prize), Sujet in 1990 (1st prize), and 1er Danseur in 1988 (1st prize). He was named Etoile in 1993. As an opening performer, he has worked with the greatest classical Masters as well as the leading contemporary choreographers at the Paris Opera and the most celebrated opera houses in the world including the Royal Opera House, the Bolshoï, the Kirov, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Danish Ballet, the New York City Ballet, etc.
Honors and Awards
Nicolas Le Riche has received the following awards:
The Outstanding Performance of the National Dance Award in London in 2013
He is a Commander of Arts and Letters, a Knight of the National Order of Merit and a Knight of the Legion of Honor. Nicolas Le Riche is also a UNICEF sponsor for the Darfur children’s vaccination initiative.
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International ballet competition since 1973 Jan 29th – Feb 5th, 2023 Finals: Feb 4th, 2023
Anniversary Gala: Feb 5th, 2023
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