Amaury Lebrun

Choreographer
Amaury Lebrun

Amaury was born in France where he began his studies at the school of Ballet du Nord. He then completed his training at the School of American Ballet in New York where he was chosen by Jerome Robbins for a new creation.

He has worked in various European companies as a soloist including the Ballet du Rhin, Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin and the Ballet de l´Opéra de Nice; performing work by choreographers including Maurice Béjart, George Balanchine, Nils Christe, Carolyn Carlson, Roland Petit, Hans van Manen, John Cranko, Jose Limon, Maryse Delente and Myriam Naisy, among many others.

In 2000 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza as a principal, dancing many works by director Nacho Duato as well as works by world known prestigious choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Örjan Andersson, Mats Ek and Wim Vandekeybus.

Since 2010, he has been teaching at the Superior Conservatory of Dance in Madrid (Spain), teaching contemporary and classical technique, repertory (Duato, Mats Ek, Naharin, Béjart, etc), improvisation, choreographic composition and workshops. He is often called to teach workshops and master classes worldwide and is a member of Nacho Duato´s foundation to stage his work around the world. Amaury has served on the judging panel for international dance competitions and is currently lecturer in performance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Besides his career as a teacher, Amaury has created many award-winning original works for companies including Ballet de l´Opéra de Nice, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Centro Coreografico Gallego, Ballet de la generalitat and Phoenix Dance Theatre, among others, as well as collaborations for opera and children's ballet programmes. His piece Left unseen (2018), created first for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and then with Phoenix Dance Theatre in its extended version, has been widely acclaimed by critics.

For an instant is his first work and collaboration with Northern Ballet.