joined Dutch National Ballet 1998
birth place Paris (France)
career with Dutch National Ballet
grand sujet (2000),
corps de ballet (1998)
previously danced with Les Ballet de Monte Carlo (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
training Academie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
2004, Alexandra Radius Award
1996, Eurocity-danscompetition, gold,
1996, Espoir International de la Danse
1996, Prix de Lausanne
The Frenchman Cédric Ygnace (Paris) has gone from the corps de ballet to the rank of principal in six years with the Dutch National Ballet.
He trained at the Académie de Dance Classique Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, and danced for two years with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo before coming to Amsterdam in 1998.
Cédric is a regular guest artist with The Australian Ballet and has won several dance awards, including the Alexandra Radius Prize 2004 and the ‘Zwaan’ award for Best Dance Achievement 2009 for his performance of the title role in Balanchine’s The Prodigal Son. The magazine Dance Europe nominated him ‘outstanding dancer of the year 2010’ for his title role in Krzysztof Pastor’s Nijinsky. At the beginning of this year, he also received a double nomination for the Benois de la Danse Award; once again for Nijinsky and for the lead male role in Alexander Ratmansky’s Don Quichotte.