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Mik­ha­el Kinley

Mikhael Kinley



Mikhael Kinley was born in New York City and raised in France. He began his professional training at an early age at the Marat Daukayev Ballet Theater in Los Angeles, then graduated from the Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo in 2017 (Artistic Director: Luca Masala). During his studies, he developed his first repertory roles in "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "The Nutcracker" by Marius Petipa, "Jeune Homme" by Uwe Scholz, among others, received awards from the Youth America Grand Prix scholarship program and already presented himself as a choreographer. He intensified his training in numerous workshops and master classes and experienced different styles of choreography. In 2018, a permanent engagement brought him to Mulhouse for three seasons at the CCN/Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin (Dir.: Bruno Bouché). He danced in works by Jean-Christophe Maillot, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Bruno Bouché, Mario Schröder, Bryan Arias, among others. From the season 2021/22 on, Mikhael Kinley is a member of the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet.

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