Patrick Lavoie

Patrick Lavoie 14/15 Photo Credits

Patrick Lavoie. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Biography

Patrick Lavoie was born in Montréal, Québec and trained at L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec in Montréal and San Francisco Ballet School in California. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1997 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2003.  

Mr. Lavoie repertoire includes Romeo and Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Siegfried and Rothbart in Swan Lake, Prince Gremin in OneginPrince Ivan in The FirebirdPinkerton in Madame ButterflyGolden Slave and Faun in Nijinsky, Kostya in The Seagull, Polonius in Hamlet and the lead in The Four Seasons. His repertoire also includes roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Cinderella, Jewels, The Four Temperaments, Carmen, The Man in Black and Emergence. Recently, Mr. Lavoie danced in the world premiere of ... black night’s bright day ... choreographed by James Kudelka 

In 2013, Mr. Lavoie received the David Tory Award and in 2001, he received the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada.  

Quotes

Romeo and Juliet 
“Patrick Lavoie dances Paris with ardor and humanity.” The International Review of Music, 2014 

Swan Lake
“Patrick Lavoie debuting as Rothbart was a sensation... he found the evil sorcerer's strength of command without ever losing a stately bearing. His chemistry with both victimized Odette and accomplice Odile was palpable.” The Globe and Mail, 2010 

The Four Temperaments
“From the opening steps, danced with rapier-like precision by Bridgett Zehr and Patrick Lavoie, it is a dance lover's dream” Toronto Sun, 2009