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Aaron Sean Watkinアーロン・ション・ワトキン

カナダ国立バレエ学校、スクールオブアメリカンバレエにて学ぶ。カナダ国立バレエ団、イングリッシュナショナルバレエ団、オランダ国立バレエ団を経てウィリアム・フォーサイスに招待されてフランクフルトバレエ団にプリンシパルダンサーとして参加。クラシックに新たなダンスのボキャブラリーを加え、数多くの新作をフォーサイス氏と共に創る機会に恵まれた。

その後、スペインのナチョ・デュアト率いるスペイン国立バレエにて活躍。クナイッセフ・フロアバー、クラシカル・シヴァナンダヨガの指導者として認可を受けている。代表的なダンスカンパニーのゲスト講師を歴任、AIDS基金、「ダンサー・フォー・ライフ」の芸術監督、共同制作をする。フォーサイス振付作品を世界中のダンスカンパニーに伝授する役割を任されている。2006/2007シーズンより、バレエ・ドレスデン芸術監督に就任。

Aaron was born in Canada, after graduating the National Ballet School of Canada in 1988 winning the prestigious Erik Bruhn Award, awarded to the most promising student in the school.
Watkin enjoyed a full career in dance beginning with leading classical companies including National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet.
After 7 years of the classical repertoire, he was invited by world renowned choreographer William Forsythe to become a Principal Dancer with Ballett Frankfurt.
In 2000, he joined National Dance Company.
In June 2002 Watkin was appointed Associate Artistic Director to Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, Spain where he gained experience in many different areas of directing a company, from studio to administration. Watkin was a personal choreographic assistant to Mr William Forsythe, in charge of setting and rehearsing his ballets on dance companies throughout the world, including Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera, Dutch National Ballet among others. In 2005 he also assisted Mr David Dawson for his creation of Reverence for Kirov Ballet and Mr Johan Inger, for his creation of Negro con Flores for Cullberg Ballet. Watkin was a guest teacher to many of Europe's leading dance companies and Artistic Associate Director of The Loft Dance Studio in Brussels, Belgium. Watkin was also Artistic Associate Director of the annual Dance For Life AIDS Benefit Galas at the Cirque Royal Theatre in Brussels, Belgium.
Aaron S. Watkin was appointed Artistic Director of the Semperoper Ballett on August 1st, 2006.

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