CND2 - TONY FABRE BIOGRAPHY
CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11
Born in Nantes, France, Tony Fabre began studying ballet at the National Conservatoire of Nantes. He continued his dance studies in Brussels and Liège, in Belgium. He joined Germinal Casado’s Karlsruhe Ballet in 1981, where he remained until 1983, when he began dance as a soloist with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXeme Siécle.
After six years, he joined the Sadler´s Wells Royal Ballet of Londonin 1989, working as a principal dancer for one year before moving to Basel in 1990 to join the Basler Ballet, also as principal dancer.
In 1991 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza as Principal Invited Dancer, where he remained until 1997, dancing numerous works by Nacho Duato and other choreographers of international prestige including Jirí Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Hans van Manen. During this period he created two pieces for the Company’s Choreographic Workshop.
In 1997 he began working as a Choreographic Attendee, incorporating Nacho Duato’s numerous ballets into different companies, including the Royal Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet,and others.
He took the reins of a new project in October of 1999, when he became Co-Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza 2.