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Bruno Roque

Bruno Roque


Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1977.

At the age of thirteen he auditioned and was accepted into the National Conservatory in Portugal, starting his express route into becoming a professional dancer.

After graduating in 1995, he was offered a scholarship to perfect his art at the prestigious

Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy until 1996, he was then offered a contract with the National Ballet of Portugal where he quickly become a soloist. In 2001 he joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, and from 2004 to 2016 was a soloist with the prestigious company, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo where he has danced major roles in Jean-Christophe Maillot's productions.

Throughout his career he danced works of renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato and Maurice Béjart.

In 2007, he started his journey as a choreographer. Ai Que Vida his first creation was made for a young choreographers evening with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. In 2008, he choreographed Recycled. Then in 2010, he was invited to choreograph La Châtaigne par les Cendres, a piece commissioned by the Printemps des Arts, interpreted by the Cannes Jeune Ballet. (for)play, his fourth creation, was then performed at Les Imprévus for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. In 2013 he created Crimes Exemplaires and Kyklone in 2015.

In early 2016 he was invited by the National Conservatory in Lisbon and created Aparente(mente) and his latest creation was made for the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace and was entitled Tarantisms.

Recently he has staged Jean-Christophe’s production: Romeo and Juliet for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Montreal), Le Ballet de l’Opéra National du Capitole (Toulouse), The Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle) and Dortmund Ballett.