Sven found his passion for dancing at the age of 4, when he took up competitive tap dancing in New Zealand, where he lived at that time. Upon moving back to The Netherlands at the age of 9, Sven auditioned and began his professional training at the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. He participated in multiple productions by Dutch National Ballet, such as Don Quichot, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Cinderella. Later, Sven transferred to The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he finished his secondary education. Following his graduation from The Royal Conservatory, he returned to The Dutch National Ballet Academy where he began an Associate Degree in Classical Ballet (yet to complete in 2022).
Gregory left his hometown at the age of 12 to pursue his studies abroad, and earned full scholarships to prominent ballet schools such as Canada’s National Ballet School, Cuban National Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. At The National Ballet of Canada, Gregory was given the opportunity to perform as Misha in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker. During his training at San Francisco Ballet School, he performed in many renowned ballets such as Christoper Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Sleeping Beauty.
After starting his career as a professional dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, Gregory joins the Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet this season.
With Dutch National Ballet since:
Place of birth:
Career with Dutch National Ballet:
Junior Company (2021)
Dutch National Ballet Academy (Amsterdam)