Created in 1998, the Centre Chorégraphique National Malandain Ballet Biarritz quickly became one of the most important companies on the French choreographic landscape. The company is composed by 22 permanent dancers - experienced in the technique of classical dance - and performs each year between 80 and 100 representations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Having created over 75 choreographies, Thierry Malandain has developed a consistent repertoire. His very personal vision of dance is deeply linked to the aesthetic trend of Ballet. Priority is given to the moving body, its strength, virtuosity, humanity and sensuality. With his creations, Thierry Malandain has invented his own language, striving for a harmony between modern and classical, contemporary and historical.
Thierry Malandain received the "Grand prix de la critique" in 2012 for his piece Une Dernière Chanson. In 2014, he also received the "Best Choreographer Award" for Cinderella by the Malakhov oundation at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards in Berlin