Artistic Director, Choreographer
Medhi Walerski became Artistic Director of Ballet BC in July 2020. Raised in France, he initially trained in Normandy with Laurie Bokobza and Christine Caroly before joining the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Walerski danced at the Paris Opera Ballet and the Ballet du Rhin before joining the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) in 2001. For more than a decade at NDT, he was an integral part of the company, contributing to the creative, innovative style that NDT is famed for. He participated in the creation of numerous new works and danced in the company’s existing repertoire. He was awarded the most important Dutch dance prize, VSCD Zwaan in 2013 for the most impressive dance performance.
He has worked closely alongside the creative forces of internationally established choreographers, creating and performing works by Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Hans Van Manen, Crystal Pite, Emio Greco, Angelin Preljocaj, Jacopo Godani, Maurice Béjart, Johan Inger, Wayne Mc Gregor.
Walerski’s professional choreographic debut was in 2008 for NDT 2, he has since then developed a close relation with NDT and Ballet BC for which he has created several works as well as Bern Ballet, Göteborg Ballet, the Ballet State of Georgia, Staatballet Hannover, Staattheater Wiesbaden and Charlotte Ballet.
As an educator, he is regularly invited to lecture and give workshops at Dance Conservatories and Dance Festivals in the Netherlands, The United States, China and Italy.
Moume - Up and Coming Choreographers, Nederlands Dans Theater (2006)
Mammatus - Netherlands Dance Theatre 2 (2008) Underneath - Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2009)
Words Failed Me - Bern Ballet, Switzerland (2009)
LaLaLand - Goteborg Ballet, Sweden (2009)
Petit Ceremonie - Ballet BC, Canada (2011)
Blink of an Eye - Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2011)
Chamber - Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2012)
Prelude - Ballet BC (2014)
Aureum - Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2015)
GARDEN - Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2016)
SOON - Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2017)
Romeo + Juliet - Ballet BC, Canada (2018)
ORAWA - Ballet State of Georgia (2018)
SWAY - Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2019)