Rubén Julliard

Born in 1991 in Puy-en-Velay, he trained as a dancer at the Cannes Dance School, Rosella Hightower, as well as at the CNSMD in Lyon under the direction of Jean Claude Ciappara. From 2009 to 2011, he joined the Cannes Jeune Ballet of Paola Cantalupo. Following his participation at the Monaco Dance Forum, he obtained an apprenticeship contract with the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal under the direction of Gradimir Pankov in July 2011. He was subsequently appointed Demi-Soloist in 2013 and Soloist in 2015. He joined then the National Theater Mannheim under the direction of Stephan Thoss for the 2018/19 season.
Main roles: Nutcracker (Grand pas de deux, Prince) by Fernand Nault, Rêve (lead role) by Stephan Thoss, The Little Prince (title role) by Didy Veldman, Keguyahime (solo # 1) by Jiří Kylián, Minus one (Passonmezzo, Black Milk) by Ohad Naharin, Romeo & Juliette (Benvolio) by Jean- Christophe Maillot…
He joined the OnR Ballet in August 2019 as a soloist.

From an early age he developed a great interest in choreography. He signs several creations for the young choreographers programs at the Grands Ballets Canadiens. In Germany he participates in the Choreografische Werkstatt program with “What If”. At the Opera national du Rhin, he choreographed movement VII of La Gran Partita, in 2019, and signed AMADÉ, a creation for Danser Mozart au XXI e siècle in December 2020. He was also invited to create a duet for the Theater Basel in May 2020, unfortunately canceled following the Covid19 pandemic.

Rubén also uses his passion for electronic music composition to develop his choreographic signature.-
Composition for choreographies: What If, Emergency, Give me a minute, Emergency and parts of Amadé.

Rubén Julliard has the ambition to share his works around the world. While dancing with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, National Theater Mannheim and currently Opera National du Rhin, Julliard started his choreographic career.

His works have been performed in « young choreographer » programs and most recently commissioned for the season program of Opera National du Rhin in 2020. As a dancer/ choreographer he develops his choreographic vocabulary and creates a strong connection between his choreography and the curent trends of the dance world. 

He co-founded and is artistic director of NEST, a company created to develop and help aspiring choreographers from Opera National du Rhin. He also created SOLMA dance company in march 2022.

Parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director Julliard has developed his skills as music producer, composing new music is a key component that makes his creations distinctive. Throughout his choreographic creations Rubén Julliard continues to explore and refine his understanding on every side of the production from set/costume design to lighting/technical aspects.