Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada's National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004.
Mr. Côté's repertoire includes the principal roles in "Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Romeo and Juliet", "Giselle", "The Nutcracker", "Onegin", "Grand pas Classique", "Opus 19/The Dreamer", "Apollo", "Stravinsky Violin Concerto", "Diamonds" and "Rubies" from "Jewels" and "Theme and Variations". He created the role of Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" by Alexei Ratmansky and recently danced the title role in the North American premiere of Kevin O'Day's "Hamlet". Mr. Côté has also danced lead roles in ballets by James Kudelka, including Ferdinand in "An Italian Straw Hat", Prince Charming in "Cinderella" and Will in "The Contract" ("The Pied Piper"). He danced the role of Gene Kelly in Derek Deane's "Strictly Gershwin" with English National Ballet.
As a guest artist, Mr. Côté has danced with Teatro alla Scala, English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Mikhailovsky Theatre, The Hamburg Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet and performed in Kings of the Dance, Gala des Étoiles, Stars of the 21st Century, The Vision of Manuel Legris and Roberto Bolle and Friends.
Mr. Côté choreographed and starred in the short film "Lost in Motion" which was presented at TIFF in 2012. His work No. 24 won third prize at Ballet Society Hanover's 25th International Competition in 2011 and is featured this season. Also a musician and composer, Mr. Côté won a Gemini Award and the Galileo 2000 A Life for Music Prize for "Moving to His Music: The Two Muses of Guillaume Côté".
(Source: National Ballet of Canada)
- Nijinsky – Nijinsky
February 16 (matinee) and 19, 2013