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Medhi Walerski

After completing training in classical ballet, modern dance and improvisation, the French choreographer Medhi Walerski danced for the Paris Opera Ballet, the Nice Opera Ballet and the Ballet du Rhin in Mulhouse, France. In 2001 he swapped France for Holland, starting off as a dancer in the Nederlands Dans Theater. After two years in the youth company NDT II, he moved up to NDT I, and it was thanks to their annual workshops that his career as choreographer started in earnest. The artistic director of the time, Anders Hellström, invited him to create a work for the programme “UpComing Choreographers 2006”, and the result was Moume. A year later, together with Alexander Ekman, he created Buried Dead or Alive for the company C-Scope. His official debut as choreographer with NDT came with Mammatus for NDT II in 2008 and then, later in the same year, the critically acclaimed Underneath for NDT I. Since the summer of 2009 Medhi Walerski has been working as a choreographer in a freelance capacity. Since then he has had a number of creations to his name, including Words failed me for the Bern Ballet, La La Land for The Göteborg Ballet (in association with Alexander Ekman, 2010), Petite Cérémonie for Ballet BC and Blink of an Eye for NDT I.

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