Jean-Sébastien Couture

Ballet master and dancer

Born and raised in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec, Canada, Jean-Sébastien Couture first took gymnastics lessons at the age of seven. Transitioning to tap and ballet jazz, his innate rhythm propelled him to teach in these disciplines as a teenager. At the renowned École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, he dedicated himself to classical and contemporary ballet and joined the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, where he rose to be first soloist. Over the course of his career, he has danced works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián and Ohad Naharin. Notable for his quick mastery of choreography, he transitioned to rehearsal director and choreographer’s assistant with great success. Dabbling in choreography himself, his choreography "Bla bla...!" was honoured with a national award in Canada. In recognition of his services to the arts, Jean-Sébastien Couture was also honoured with the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Award of Canada. In the 2023-24 season, Jean-Sébastien Couture will not only be involved in the Bayerisches Staatsballett's creation Chasm by Andrew Skeels, but will also made his debut on the stage of the National Theatre Munich in the role of the Hatter in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice in Wonderland.

Information as of 2024