Shale Wagman

First Soloist

The canadian dancer Shale Wagman 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 many 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 for 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 and was promoted to first soloist for the 2022-23 season.

Information as of 2023

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)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Priest in Der Schneesturm (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Benjamin in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Solo in autumn in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Solo in summer in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
1st solo couple in Jewels: Rubies (G. Balanchine)
Dancer in Jewels: Rubies (G. Balanchine)
Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in Passages: Sweet Bones' Melody (M. Goecke)
Soloist in Passages: Affairs of the Heart (D. Dawson)
Franz in Coppélia (R. Petit)
Pas de Trois in Jewels: Emeralds (G. Balanchine)
Pas de Six in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Dancer in Junge Choreographen: Tag Zwei (Ö. Ayik)
Dancer in Paradigma: Bedroom Folk (S. Eyal)
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Tchaikovsky Overtures (A. Ratmansky)
Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Philostrate/Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Schmetterling (S. León and P. Lightfoot)
Golden Idol in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)
Dancer inThe Habit (F. Diaz)
Dancer in Aunis (J. Garnier)
Magician / The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Lewis Carroll / The White Rabbit in Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)