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Edo Wijnen

Soloist

Edo Wijnen was born in Deurne in Belgium. He studied at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp and joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2010 as an adspirant. He was quickly promoted to the corps de ballet and then to coryphée, grand sujet and, in 2015, soloist. In recent years, he has danced in various leading roles, both in the classical repertoire and in contemporary choreographies by Hans van Manen, Ted Brandsen, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor and Krzysztof Pastor, among others.

Edo has already won a number of major prizes, including the Prix de Lausanne (2009) and the Youth America Grand Prix (2010). In 2017 he was nominated for the Swan for 'Most impressive dance performance' for his role in Citizen Nowhere by David Dawson. In 2019 he won the Alexandra Radius Prize, partly for his once again sublime performance of this role.

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  • With Dutch National Ballet since:  2010
  • Place of birth:  Deurne (Belgium)
  • Career with Dutch National Ballet:  Soloist (2015), grand sujet (2014), coryphée (2012), corps de ballet (2012), élève (2011), aspirant (2010)
  • Training:  Royal Ballet School (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Awards:  2019, Alexandra Radiusprijs 2019 2017, honored by Critic's Choice; 2017, Swan nomination for most impressive dance performance; 2010, Youth America Grand Prix (New York City, United States), 1st; 2010, Dance Europe, Outstanding Artistry Award; 2009, Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), scholarship, 4th, and Prix d’interpretation de danse contemporaine