Casey Herd is leaving Dutch National Ballet

Casey Herd, principal with Dutch National Ballet, is leaving the company at the end of this season. After an exceptional eight-year career with Dutch National Ballet, Casey’s goodbye to the audience will be the last performance of Transatlantic on Sunday 26 June 2016.

Director Ted Brandsen'For many ballerinas, he is the best and most reliable partner they have ever had. Backstage, people often call him the ‘Rolls Royce’ of partnering. Casey has had a wonderful career with us and we wish him every success with all his future projects’.

Casey Herd: ‘It has been an amazing ride here in Amsterdam these past 8 years and I am looking forward to continuing my adventures on the stage as a freelancer as well as exploring other creative outlets. Thank you so much to the audience, all of my friends, colleagues and family around the world, I love you all!’

In 2012, Casey was awarded the Alexandra Radius Prize. The jury’s report read: ‘A consistently sound technique, a strong and warm stage presence, a phenomenal partner and a versatility in both the classical and the contemporary repertoire. In the grand pas de deux, he is completely at the service of the ballerina, allowing her to take maximum risk on stage. His exceptional partnering technique, which is an art in itself, is wonderful to watch and creates an apparently effortless beauty’.

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Credits: Marc Haegeman