Guillaume Côté

Guillaume Cote 2013-14 Photo Credits

Guillaume Côté. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Guillaume Cote - head shot

    Guillame Côté. Photograph by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Guillaume Cote - Romeo and Juliet

    Guillaume Côté in Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

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    Guillaume Cote - The Sleeping Beauty

    Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    Guillaume Côté in Swan Lake

     Guillaume Côté and in Swan Lake. Photo by David Cooper. 

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    Guillaume Côté in Nijinsky

    Guillaume Côté in Nijinsky. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

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    Guillaume Cote - The Seagull

    Guillaume Côté in The Seagull. Photo by Bruce Zinger. 

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    Guillaume Cote - Hamlet

    Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Hamlet. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. 

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    Guillaume Cote - Opus 19/The Dreamer

    Guillaume Côté with Artists of the Ballet in Opus 19/The Dreamer. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. 

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    Guillaume Cote - Apollo

    Guillaume Côté in Apollo. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. 

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    Guillaume Cote - Giselle

    Guillaume Côté and Xiao Nan Yu in Giselle. Photo by David Cooper.

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    SPEC 2014 13

    Guillaume Côté in Spectre de la Rose. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

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    2014 180

    Guillaume Côté with Artists of the Ballet in company class. Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim.

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    Guillaume Côté - Lost in Motion

Biography

Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School, joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and became a Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2013, Mr. Côté was appointed Choreographic Associate.   

Mr. Côté’s repertoire includes the principal roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, A Month in the Country, NijinskyHamlet, Grand Pas Classique, Spectre de la RoseOpus 19/The Dreamer, Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Diamonds and Rubies from Jewels and Theme and Variations. Mr. Côté has also danced lead roles in ballets by James Kudelka, including Ferdinand in An Italian Straw Hat, Prince Charming in Cinderella and Will in The Contract (The Pied Piper) and most recently, in the world premiere of ... black night's bright day .... 

As a guest artist, Mr Côté has danced with Teatro alla Scala, English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Mikhailovsky Theatre, The Hamburg Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet and performed in Kings of the Dance, Gala des Étoiles, Stars of the 21st Century, The Vision of Manuel Legris, Roberto Bolle and Friends and Hamburg Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Gala. With English National Ballet, he danced the role of Gene Kelly in Derek Deane's Strictly Gershwin. 

Mr. Côté is an accomplished choreographer, musician and composer. He has choreographed several works including Venom (2011), Enkeli (2012), Being and Nothingness (2013), Dance Me To The End of Love (2014), Tonight Will Be Fine (2014) and Body of Work (2014). Mr. Côté will debut his first full-length ballet, Le Petit Prince, during the National Ballet’s 2015/16 season. 

In 2012, Mr. Côté choreographed and starred in the short film Lost in Motion which was presented at Toronto’s International Film Festival. The sequel, Lost in Motion IIwas released in 2013 and was featured at the Dance on Camera Festival in New York City in 2014. Mr. Côté won a Gemini Award in 2007 and the Galileo 2000 A Life for Music Prize in 2008 for Moving to His Music: The Two Muses of Guillaume Cô. 

Recently, Mr. Côté was appointed Artistic Director of the Festival des Arts de Saint Sauveur for 2015 and will continue as a Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada. 

Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight. 

Quotes

Romeo and Juliet 
 “Côté's Romeo, ardent, with the soul of a poet, is a potent partner, tossing off soaring leaps, his landings buttery and soft.” Los Angeles Times, 2014 

Nijinsky 
“For Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté in the title role, Nijinsky is a triumph of dramatic intensity.” The Toronto Star, 2013 

The Sleeping Beauty 
“Côté covered the stage in lyrical grace.” The Globe and Mail, 2012