Cédric Ygnace

Born in 1978 (France). He graduated from Académie de danse classique Princesse Grace de Monaco de Marika Besobrasova on “The John Gilpin Scholarship”. He danced with Les Ballets de Monté-Carlo (1996-1998) and since 1998 with Dutch National Ballet.

His repertoire includes full length roles: Swan Lake (Rudi van Danzig), Sleeping Beauty (Sir Peter Wright), Nutcracker (Wayne Eagling / Toer van Schayk), La Syphide (Dina Bjorn), Onegin (J. Cranko), Cinderella (Sir Frederick Ashton), A midsummer night dream (Sir Frederick Ashton), Giselle (Maina Gielgud, Beaujean/ Bustamente), La Bayadere (N. Makarova), Don Quichot (A Ratmansky), Nijinsky (K. Pastor), Don Giovanni (K. Pastor) and Petroushka by Michel Fokine.

Also ballets of George Balanchine — Apollon Musagete, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Donizzetti Variations, La Valse, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamond, Square dance, Serenade, Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Theme and Variations, The Prodigal Son, Violin Concerto.

He danced ballets of Ted Brandsen, Caroline Carlson, David Dawson, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Maguy Marin, Hans Van Manen, Mark Morris, Krzyztof Pastor, Alexey Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp.

He was awarded by: Prix de Lausanne (1996), Gold medal at Rieti Competition (1996), Danza & Danza prize (1996), Espoir de la danse International (1996), Alexandra Radius Prize (2004), Golden Swan Award (2009).

Guested in numerous European Galas and International Ballet Companies including The Australian Ballet and Donesk Ballet UKRAINE, Nureyev Gala, Makarova Gala and Dance Open St. Petersburg

Since relocating to Australia, he has been guest teaching for the Australian Ballet, The Cecchetti Society, The Victorian College of the Arts, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, City Dance Center, Elevator Studios and JY Dance Academy.

Since January 2016 Cedric has taken up a position as Ballet Master for the West Australian Ballet Company in Perth.