Yannick Boquin

Yannick Boquin received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School and the National Conservatoire of Paris.He danced as a principal dancer with:

  • Bonn Opera Ballet
  • Royal Ballet of Flanders
  • Rome Opera Ballet
  • Deutsche Oper Berlin

Over his career he has been the recipient of the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize of the Conservatoire of Paris (1981),
  • Gold Medal at the Houlgate Competition (1985),
  • Gold Medal at the International Competition in Paris (1987)
  • Positano and Leonide Massine Award (1995).

In 2011 he choreographed for the Istanbul State Ballet a two-act ballet, “the sufferances of young Werther” (Göethe) music by Frederic Chopin which was later performed in 2014 by the Greek National Ballet!

He worked as a Ballet Master with the Vienna Opera Ballet from 2004 until 2006. Since then he has worked as a successful freelance teacher with the following companies and schools as a regular guest:

  • Dresden SemperOper Ballet
  • Finnish National Ballet
  • Royal Swedish Ballet
  • Royal Ballet of Flanders
  • Norwegian National Ballet
  • Houston Ballet
  • Béjart Ballet Lausanne
  • National Ballet of Prague
  • National Ballet of Portugal
  • Stanislavski Theater Moscow
  • Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
  • Bolshoï theater Moscow
  • Bucharest Opera
  • National Ballet of Korea
  • Hong Kong Ballet
  • West Australian Ballet
  • Zurich Ballet
  • Academie Princesse Grace de Monaco
  • San Francisco Ballet School
  • Summer course Centre Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower
  • Houston Ballet Academy