Tony Fabre

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Born in Nantes, France, Tony Fabre began to study ballet with the Conservatoire National. He trained in dance both in Brussels and Liège, Belgium. In 1981, he joined the Karlsruhe Ballet under Germinal Casado’s direction where he stayed until 1983. Then, he became soloist with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXème Siècle. Six years later, he joined the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet of London as principal dancer for a year before moving to Basel in 1990 where he was principal dancer with the Basler Ballet.

In 1991, he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza as guest principal dancer. He interpreted, until 1997, numerous of Nacho Duato’s works  and other internationally renowned choreographers, including Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Hans van Manen. During the same period, he choreographed two works for the CND Workshop. In 1997, he set numerous of Nacho Duato’s ballet for many companies, including the Royal Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Staatsoper Berlin, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, amongst others. In addition, he created different works for IT Dansa and la Joven Compañía de Carmen Roche. In October 1999, he led a new project by becoming co-artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2. He created six choreographies for the company: Suite Holberg (2000), Chambres (2001), White Man Sleeps (2003), Violon d’Ingres (2005), Insected (2008), and Replay Carmen (2010).

In 2009, he created Sea Through for Tulsa Ballet and Ismaël for the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. The same year, he won the Premio de Coreografía de Danza de Madrid Villa 2009 for Intersected. In 2010, he created It’s been a honeymoon for the Madrid Royal Conservatory and in 2011 Blur for Tulsa Ballet. In 2012, he created Empreintes for the Béjart Ballet Lausanne then Histoire d’eux in 2014, again for Béjart Ballet Lausanne.