“Never forget that technique is only a tool to be able to express ourselves. Be generous and open and never loose the will to learn.”
Classical coach for the Prix 2020
Name: Patrick ARMAND
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Training: Colette Armand and Rudy Bryans. Ecole de danse Roland Petit (Marseille), Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower, School of American Ballet (New York).
Prix de Lausanne: Prize winner 1980. Jury Member 1998, 2009. Teacher and Coach from 2010 to today.
- Principal of the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program
- Principal Dancer with Ballet Theatre Français de Nancy, London Festival Ballet/English National Ballet, Boston Ballet.
- Director Studio Ballet Colette Armand,
- Teacher and Ballet Master Teatro alla Scala.
Current company/position: Director, San Francisco Ballet School.
Favorite roles/choreographies: All the dramatic story ballets, specially Lensky (Cranko), Romeo (Ashton, Cranko), L’Arlesienne (Petit), Albrecht etc…
Career highlight: Just the pleasure to be on stage and dancing has been an immense privilege. Performing with Noureev Bejart’s Song of a wayfarer, my partnership with Trinidad Sevillano. Meeting and working with so many wonderful people ( Elizabeth Anderton, David Wall, Sergei Berejnoi etc..).
Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: “Thank you all at the Prix de Lausanne to exist and to help so many young dancers achieve their dreams!”