LEARNING FROM THE MASTERS – YANNICK BOQUIN
Visiting West Australian Ballet as Guest Teacher, Yannick’s career began at the Paris Opera Ballet School. He has danced with Bonn Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Rome Opera Ballet and Deutsche Oper Berlin and has worked as a ballet master for Vienna Opera Ballet. We are very pleased to welcome Yannick back to Perth to work with West Australian Ballet’s dancers for two weeks, taking the company for morning class.
Learning From the Masters is an opportunity for dance teachers and senior students to step inside the WAB studios and watch Yannick teach company class, followed by a presentation and Q&A about his career and teaching practices. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity to inspire teaching practice.
When: Tuesday 30 August 10am-12pm (please arrive by 9.45am)
Where: WAB Studios, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Cost: $15 Great Leaps or Ausdance Members, $20 for non-members (Accompanying parents are welcome to attend at a rate of $20)
Who: Perth dance teachers. Each teacher may bring a small number of senior ballet students (aged 15 years and over).
Bookings are essential. To book please email email@example.com with the following details for each individual attending:
Ausdance / Great Leaps member:
About 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 and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Over his career he was 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), and Positano and Leonide Massine Award (1995).
In 2011 he choreographed a two act ballet for the Istanbul State Ballet, “The sufferances of young Werther” (Göethe), which was then performed by The Greek National Ballet in 2014.
He worked as a Ballet Master with the Vienna Opera Ballet from 2004 until 2006. Since then he has worked as a successful teacher with the following companies: Dresden Semper Oper Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Norwegian National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, National Ballet of Prague, Ballet of Bucharest, National Ballet of Portugal, Stanislavski Theatre Moscow, Greek National Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Staatsoper Berlin, Northern Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, National Ballet of Korea, West Australian Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Summer course Centre Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, Houston Ballet Academy, School of San Francisco, Paris Opera.