David Jonathan

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David Jonathan graduated from the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (2002) and The Australian Ballet School (2005). He also performed with The Queensland Ballet and the Australian Ballet. He studied choreography during his training and won the Inaugural Australian Choreographic competition (2004). The following year he performed with the West Australian Ballet in their productions of “The Red Shoes”, “Don Quixote”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Coppélia” and many others. That same year he was commissioned to create a ballet for the company. In 2007 David moved to Belgium and joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He was promoted to demi-soloist in 2012 and soloist in 2013. His repertoire includes Minkus’ Solor (“La Bayadère”) and Espada (“Don Quixote”), Lensky (Cranko’s “Onegin”), soloist parts in Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” and “Theme and Variations”, Grand pas de deux in Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, Dance of the peasants in “Swan Lake” as well as the pas de quatre in Glazunov’s “Raymonda”. David has performed at many International Festivals with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He has performed as a guest soloist at the National Ballet of Serbia (“La Bayadère”), Carolina City Ballet (“The Nutcracker”) and performed at the International Ballet Gala Wiesbaden. He has also danced in the ballets of Forsythe (“In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated”, “Artifact”, “Impressing the Czar”, “New Sleep”), Kylián (“Forgotten Land”, “Symphony of Psalms”), McGregor (“Infra”), Tetley (“Le sacre du printemps”), Spuck (“The Return of Ulysses”), Page (“Courting the Senses”), Fonte (“Made Men”), Soto (“MC”), Elo (“Lost by Last”), Clug (“Les Noces”), Corder (“Orpheus”), Candida (“Stillness of an Empty Move”) among others. As a choreographer David won the Choreographic Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki (2009) and continues to display his work with the West Australian Ballet and Royal Ballet of Flanders.

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