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Guillaume Côté

Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada

Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004.

Mr. Côté’s repertoire includes the principal roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Grand pas Classique, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Diamonds and Rubies from Jewels and Theme and Variations. He recently created the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky, and roles in ballets by James Kudelka, including Ferdinand in An Italian Straw Hat, Prince Charming in Cinderella and Will in The Contract (The Pied Piper). He danced the role of Gene Kelly in Derek Deane's Strictly Gershwin with English National Ballet.

Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight.
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As a Ballet Dancer, I'm Always On My Toes

I'm a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and am presently working on the role of Hamlet in a production from American choreographer Kevin O'Day. I guess one could say I'm spread a little thin these days. Luckily, that's the way I like it. The best part about being so busy is that there's no time to get nervous!
05/30/2012 11:40 EDT