Christiane Marchant

Christiane Marchant


Christiane Marchant began her professional dance career in 1977 with Maurice Béjart’s Les Ballets du XXe siècle. In 1980, she joined the Hamburg Ballett upon the invitation of John Neumeier, where she danced until 1985 and later served as personal assistant from 1987 to 1989. From 1993, Marchant worked as a teacher and ballet master at Semperoper Ballett, Hamburg Ballett, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and MaggioDanza in Florence. In 2005, she was appointed first ballet master at Ballet Vlaanderen, a position she held until 2017.

Her repertoire as a ballet master encompasses classical and neoclassical works by Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, and William Forsythe, as well as creations by choreographers such as David Dawson, Christopher Wheeldon, Christian Spuck, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She has also worked as a guest teacher with various companies in and outside of Europe.

Since 2005, Marchant has collaborated with David Dawson and has been staging his works with companies worldwide since 2017. Additionally, she serves as a ballet master and talent scout at the European School of Ballet in Amsterdam.

Last update: 28-03-2024