Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Centre chorégraphique national
Choreographer: Thierry Malandain
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


Pieces available for touring

Season highlights


This season, the company will create its new programme about the composer Igor Stravinsky. The first piece, The Firebird, will be choreographed by Thierry Malandain and the second one, The Rite of Spring, by Martin Harriague, the Centre Chorégraphique National's associate artist. The programme will be presented in particular at Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris, from 4 to 12 November 2021.
Being a prolific and active company, Malandain Ballet Biarritz will perform as usual in many French and European places, from September to June. It will present its new programme as well as its other pieces. Marie-Antoinette will notably be performed at the Fenice of Venezia from 26 to 30 January 2022.