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Kenji Matsuyama Ribeiro

Paris, France
"A spiral is a dancing point."

1998-2001 Dance Studio, Bologna 2001-2003 Royal Conservatory of Music and Dance, The Hague, The Netherlands


2003-2004 Ballet d'Europe (Artistic Director: Jean-Charles Gil) 2004-2007 Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 (Artistic Director: Nacho Duato) 2007-2008 Ballet Carmen Roche 2008-2009 La Mov Compañia de Danza (Director: Victor Jiménez) 2009 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal


Portuguese dancer Kenji Matsuyama Ribeiro has performed a number of works by Nacho Duato, including Coming Together, Duende, Arenal, L’Amoroso, Gnawa, Rassemblement, Na Floresta and Jardí Tancat. He has also danced Violon d’Ingres, Cendrillon and Burlesque by Tony Fabre; works in the classical repertoire such as Paquita, Raymonda and La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer) by Marius Petipa; the leading male role in Brahms-Schönberg Quartet by George Balanchine, Wet Desert (Hans Van Manen), Return to a Strange Land, November Steps (Jiří Kylián), Petrouchka (title role), Mireille (Jean-Charles Gil), El Trovador, Lo que el cuerpo no recuerda (Victor Jiménez) and D.S. (Régis Obadia), among others. Since becoming a part of Les Grands Ballets in 2009, Kenji danced in Kaguyahime by Jiří Kylián, Danz by Ohad Naharin and Dream Away by Stephan Thoss.