Guillaume Graffin

Ballet master

Following his dance training at the Conservatoire in Paris and the ballet school of the Paris Opera, Guillaume Graffin (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was accepted for the Paris Opera Ballet by ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev. After two years, he joined Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in the rank of soloist. In 1988, another ballet legend, Mikhail Baryshnikov, took him to American Ballet Theatre.

He has danced all the principal roles, distinguishing himself by the romantic lyricism he gave to his interpretations. During his dancing career, he already became a ballet master, and in the last years he spent in New York City he performed several character roles. In 2005, Guillaume Graffin joined Dutch National Ballet as a ballet master.