GUEST ARTIST GUILLAUME CÔTÉ TO REPLACE CORY STEARNS
IN CINDERELLA, WEDNESDAY MATINEE, JUNE 22, 2011 AT
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
Guillaume Côté, guest artist-in-residence with The National Ballet of Canada, will dance the role of Her Prince Charming in James Kudelka’s Cinderella at the matinee on Wednesday, June 22 at the Metropolitan Opera House. It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Côté is replacing Cory Stearns who is injured.
Born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Côté studied at Canada’s National Ballet School and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999. He was promoted to principal dancer in 2004 and became guest artist-in-residence in 2010. His repertoire with The National Ballet of Canada includes Swan Lake, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Widow,
The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Onegin, Grand pas Classique, West Side Story Suite, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Apollo, Violin Concerto, Theme and Variations, Diamonds and Rubies from Jewels and Le Corsaire, among others. He has created a number of lead roles in ballets by James Kudelka, including Ferdinand in An Italian Straw Hat, Her Prince Charming in Cinderella and Will in The Contract
(The Pied Piper). As a guest artist, Côté has danced with English National Ballet, The Mikhailovsky Theatre, Colón de Buenos Aires, Berlin’s Staatsoper, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,Teatro alla Scala, Alberta Ballet, Verona Opera and The South African Ballet Theatre.
Côté previously appeared with American Ballet Theatre in Cinderella in 2006 and 2007.
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