Shale Wagman


Shale Wagman is from Canada and trained in Toronto and in Monte Carlo at the Académie Princesse Grace. He has received numerous awards, including the first prize at the Prix de Lausanne, the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation award for artistry in 2018 and the youth American Grand Prix (2014). He was the youngest guest ever invited to perform in a principal role (James in La Sylphide) at the Mariinsky. He has performed in numerous gala performances, including the International Ballet Festival in St. Petersburg Dance Open (2019) or the Gala de Danza in Los Cabos, Mexico. His first engagement was with the English National Ballet in London under the direction of Tamara Rojo. He has performed in productions by Derek Deane (Swan Lake), Marco Goecke (Hungarian Dance No.1, created on him), Akram Khan (Dust), Russell Maliphant (Second Breath), Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Frida), Jean-Christophe Maillot (Nutcracker), Christopher Wheeldon (Cinderella) and Wayne McGregor (Chroma solo). Since 2015, Shale Wagman has repeatedly choreographed, including works for the Académie Princesse Grace, Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco and the Gala de Danza, Mexico. He has been engaged by the Bayerisches Staatsballett  since spring 2021.


  • Prix De Lausanne 2018 1st Prize (Gold Medalist, Rudolf Nureyev Foundation award for Artistry)  
  • Youth America Grand Prix 2014 Junior division (Youth Grand Prix Award)
  • New Name to Watch and Spectacular Young Dancer in Dance Europe’s Annual Roundup

Repertoire (selection)

James in La Sylphide with the Mariinsky Ballet
Lead Autumn and Summer in Cinderella (Christopher Wheeldon)
 Hungarian Dance No.1 Pas de Deux creation performed for Dance Open festival and in Monaco (Marco Goecke)
Grand Pas Classique English National Ballet (Victor Gsovsky)
Neapolitan Pas de Deux and Pas de Trois in English National Ballet’s Swan Lake (Derek Deane)
Beggar Chief in English National Ballet’s Manon (MacMillan)
Casse Noisette Compagnie (Serenade) with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo creation (Jean-Christophe Maillot)
Male Frida in Frida with the English National Ballet (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa)
Freddie, Chinese, Russian and Spanish in the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker
Second Breath English National Ballet (Russell Maliphant)
Don Quixote at “Gala de Danza” in Los Cabos

Choreographic work

Dysfunctioning Robot The Futurum Project and Gala De Danza (2018)
Metamorphosis Académie Princesse Grace (2015)
Expression of Identity Académie Princesse Grace (2017)
Perfectionism Académie Princesse Grace (2018)
Abnormally Conjoined Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco (2018)


Information as of July  2021