Guillaume Côté


Choreographer, Frame by Frame

Best known as one of The National Ballet of Canada’s most gifted and dynamic performers, Guillaume Côté is also a choreographer of unique vision and talent. In 2013, in addition to his position as a Principal Dancer, Guillaume assumed the role of Choreographic Associate with the company. His work for the National Ballet includes Frame by Frame, Le Petit Prince and Being and Nothingness. Guillaume's work No. 24 won third prize at Ballet Society Hanover’s 25th International Competition in 2011 and in 2012, his work Enkeli won the Audience Choice Award for Best Choreography at The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. In 2015, Venom was performed at the company’s Diamond Anniversary Gala and at Nathan Phillips Square during the Pan Am Games. In 2012, Guillaume created Fractals: a pattern of chaos for ProArteDanza and he choreographed and starred in the short film Lost in Motion, which was presented at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film’s sequel, Lost in Motion II, released in late 2013, was also choreographed by Guillaume and made its film festival debut at the Dance on Camera Festival in New York City in 2014. Both films received rave reviews and have been viewed more than 2.5 million times online. In 2020, Guillaume created Lulu for the National Ballet’s first digital season, which won the award for Best International Short Film at the Milan International Film Festival. In 2021, Guillaume created Touch, an immersive experience that incorporated projections, technology and dance and in 2022, Guillaume embarked on a cross-Canada tour for Crypto.