Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
Courtney Richardson
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Courtney Richardson
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Ballet

Courtney Richardson

Principal
Nationality

US-American

Education

The National Ballet School of Canada, Canada

Awards

Dance Europe Critics‘ Choice: Outstanding Dancers of the Year (2010) Dance Europe Critics’ Choice: Bouquets and daggers: Outstanding Female Dancer (2008) Erik Bruhn Award (2000) Peter Dwyer Scholarship (1999)

Acting jobs

Semperoper Ballett (since 2013, Principal since 2015) Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium (2006-2013) Ballet British Columbia, Canada (2003-2006) The National Ballet of Canada, Canada (2000-2003) The Banff Center, Canada (2002)

CV

Born
Detroit, USA
Training
The National Ballet School of Canada, Canada
Awards
Dance Europe Critics‘ Choice: Outstanding Dancers of the Year (2010)
Dance Europe Critics’ Choice: Bouquets and daggers: Outstanding Female Dancer (2008)
Erik Bruhn Award (2000)
Peter Dwyer Scholarship (1999)
Engagements
Semperoper Ballett (since 2013)
Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium (2006-2013)
Ballet British Columbia, Canada (2003-2006)
The National Ballet of Canada (2000-2003)
The Banff Center, Canada (2002)

Repertoire

Odette/Odile »Swan Lake« (A. S. Watkin after M. Petipa and L. Ivanov); The Sugar Plum Fairy »The Nutcracker« (A. S. Watkin/J. Beechey after Petipa); Hamsatti »La Bayadère«, Doña Dulcinea »Don Quixote« (A. S. Watkin); Blue & Pink Fairy »The Sleeping Beauty« (M. Haydee); Lescaut’s Mistress »Manon« (K. MacMillan); Soloist roles in Artifact, Impressing The Czar, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, New Sleep, Herman Schmerman, New Suite (Berio 2) (W. Forsythe); Petite Mort, 27’52”, Forgotten Land, Symphony of Psalms (J. Kylian); Serenade, Apollo, Theme and Variations, Allegro Brillante, Divertimento #15 (G. Balanchine); Like You (N. Fonte); After The Rain (C. Wheldon); 15 Heterosexual Duets (J. Kudelka); Monotones I (F. Asthon); Elite Syncopations, Solitaire (K. MacMillian); Nine Sinatra Songs (T. Tharp); Madame Butterfly (S. Welch); The Merry Widow (R. Hynd); »Faerie Queen« Orpheus (J. Alleyne); Company B (P. Taylor); Weight of Absence (D. Dumais); Cinderella (S. Celis); Conversation Piece (M. Godden); Giselle, The Grey Area, Opus.11 (D. Dawson); Infra (W. McGregor); She Was Black (M. Ek)

Creations

Isolde »Tristan+Isolde«, The Third Light, A Sweet Spell of Oblivion (D. Dawson), COW (A. Ekman); Fall Outs (J. Godani); Im anderen Raum (P. Lidberg); The Legend of Joseph (S. Celis); The Return of Ulysees (C. Spuck); Made Man, Cornered (N. Fonte); Lost by Last, Killer Sweet (J. Elo); The Contract, The Firebird (J. Kudelka); Streetcar Named Desire (Stella); Carmina Burana The Rite of Spring (J. Alleyne); Swan Lake (M. Haydee); Stillness of an Empty Move (M. de Candia); Better Left Unsaid (A. Wright); Orakel (J. Hernandez)

Other

Guest dancer at Teatro a la Scala
Ballet Galas in the USA and Estonia
Courtney Richardson
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