Robert Binet



Robert Binet was born in Toronto and is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was appointed Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada in 2013 after serving as the first ever Choreographic Apprentice for The Royal Ballet in London, where he was mentored by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor.  

Works at the Royal Opera House have included Life Witness (Studio Wayne McGregor), EGAL (Ballet Black) and At the River Styx and Aerial View (Royal Ballet Draft Works). He also created the film White Rush with dancers from the National Ballet of Canada, commissioned by The Royal Ballet as part of Deloitte Ignite 2014. He returned to The Royal Ballet in 2016 to create Void and Fire in celebration McGregor’s 10th anniversary with the company. His 2016 immersive work for the National Ballet of Canada, The Dreamers Ever Leave You, was performed by The Royal Ballet at London’s Printworks.  

At Canada’s National Ballet School, he won the Peter Dwyer Award (Canada Council for the Arts). After graduating he shadowed John Neumeier at the Hamburg Ballet, and created Die schöne Müllerin for the company’s Bundesjugendballett. While Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice he created Stretchy Movement for Studio Wayne McGregor, in addition to works including Voces intimae (Estonian National Ballet) and Polar Night and Incident and Repose (National Ballet of Canada). In 2013 he was appointed Choreographic Associate of the National Ballet of Canada, with his subsequent works for the company including Unearth, These Worlds in Us, The Wild Space Between Two Hearts and Orpheus Becomes Eurydice. 

Binet’s further works include The Blue of Distance (New York City Ballet), Surfacing (Dutch National Ballet Junior Company), numerous works for Canada’s National Ballet School, contemporary variations for the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition (later included in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus) and choreography for the music video for Belle and Sebastian’s The Party Line.  

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