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ALAIN HONOREZ

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Alain Honorez finished his studies at the Koninklijke Balletschool Antwerpen in 1996 before starting his professional career at the Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted half soloist in 1997 after performing Mercutio in A.Prokovski’s version of Romeo and Julia. That same year he won the 2nd prize at the 7th Eurovision dance tournament in Gdansk, Poland.  He became soloist in 1999, first soloist in 2001 and later principal dancer of the company in 2004. His classical repertoire consists of principal parts in Sleeping Beauty, The Nut Cracker, The three Musketeers, Romeo and Julia and Giselle.

The last years Alain worked with several famous choreographers such as Marcia Haydée, William Forsythe, David Dawson, Nicolo Fonte, Jiri Kylian, Christian Spuck, Jorma Elo, Douglas Lee, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Danny Rosseel, Mauritio Wainrot, Xin Peng Wang, Christophe d’Amboise and many others.

In 2006 Marcia Haydée chose him for the part of Carabosse in het version of Sleeping Beauty, a part which brought him later to Santiago de Chile and to Perth, Australia.  When Marcia Haydée made a new choreography of Swan Lake for the Kon. Balllet van Vlaanderen in 2009, she chose Alain again for the part of Rothbart.  It was also this principal part, which she created especially for him, which he performed as a guest at the Santiago Ballet in Chile in 2010.

In June 2012 Alain left the Kon. Ballet van Vlaanderen as a principal dancer of the company and now he works as a free-lance dancer and teacher.

He received the Mathilde Schroyens dance prize in 2008, was nominated best male dancer at the Prix Benois in 2009, received the Golden Label of the internet site Klassiek Centraal and also received the Culture Prize of Deurne in 2012.

At the beginning of 2013 Alain worked as ballet-master at the Kon. Ballet van Vlaanderen for Wayne Mc Gregor’s “Infra”.  He was recently invited as a guest dancer for Christian Spuck’s “The Return of Ullysses” and for Nicolo Fonte’s “Made Man” in the performance “Beyond the tutu”.  

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