Joan Boix

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Born in  Barcelona in 1970, where he worked with Marta Pons and at the Institut del teatre, where he obtained the Extraordinary End-of-degree Award.

In 1988 he continued his studies at the Vaganova school in St. Petersburg and won the award for best performer  in the Dance festival of that city. 

During this period, he performed at the Marinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, the Bolchoi in Moscow and at the Kazan National Theater.

Graduated in intermediate degree in classical dance with Matriculation of honor and in higher degree in choreography  by the Royal Conservatory of Madrid.

In 1989 he joined the Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit, where he was promoted Soloist 

In 1991 he participated in the television filming of Roland Petit's Sleeping Beauty (blue bird), in a Franco-German co-production.

First Dancer at the Dusseldorf Opera Ballet  (Germany) directed by Heinz Spoerli. 

"Best Young Dancer of 1995" according to Horst Koegle of the Stuttgarter zeitung  (published in Ballett International 8/9 1995.

He joined the Leipzig Opera Ballet (Germany) as First Dancer directed by Uwe Scholz.

"Best Dancer of 1996"  According to Volkmar Draeger of the Theater der Zeit (published in Ballett international 8 / 9-1996. 

Guest dancer at the Hanover Opera (directed by Mehmet Balkan) and since August of the same year First Dancer.

1999. The Prize  National of Classical Dance Teaching of the Generalitat de Catalunya bears his name

In April 2002  and for two years he was the First Dancer at the Leipzig Opera again.

He has performed in international Galas and as a guest dancer with  the Northern Ballet theater in England, Le Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, the National Theater in Prague, the Noriko Kobayashi Ballett in Tokyo and the company Comun Instant  from France, among others.

On  2003 participates in the project of the Spanish Ministry of Culture "Communicating Glasses" by Goyo Montero premiered at the Kursaal in San Sebastián.

2004. He plays Prince Desiré in Uwe Scholz's Sleeping Beauty for the European television channel ARTE and choreographs Jordi Savall's show.  Triumphs and Lagrimas premiered at the Principal Theater in Burgos.

  2005  choreographs and interprets the character of Antinoo in the theatrical adaptation of “Memories of Adriano” directed by Mauricio Escaparro for Teatres de la Generalitad Valenciana (Candidate for the Max Awards as best dance interpreter and best Choreography)

  His repertoire ranges from the main roles of the Ballets  classics like: Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote and The Capricious Girl; to those of great choreographers  such as  Roland Petit (Carmen, Ma pavlova, Debussy ...) Mats Ek (Gras), William Forsythe (In the middle ...), Heinz Spoerli (The Legend of Joseph, Goldberg Variationen, A Midsummer Night's Dream), Erich Walter (Death and the Maiden), Uwe Scholz, (The Firebird, The Red and the Black, Symphonie Fantastique), Youri Vamos, (The Nutcracker), Nils Christie (Before night falls),  and George Balanchine (Symphonie in C, Donizetti Variations), premiering choreographies by some of them.

  TOURS:

Paris Opera and Theater des Champs Elysées -France. Kennedy Center -Washington-USA. Bunkamura Theater -Tokyo-Japan. Rome Opera, Massimo-Palermo-Italy theater.                     

Principal Theater-Valencia, Arriaga Theater- Bilbao, Liceo Theater-Barcelona -Spain

As well as other theaters in: Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Hong Kong and England.

He has also served as visiting professor at the Donetsk Opera in Ukraine, the Linz Opera Ballet in Austria, the Instant Commun company in France, the Hanover Opera Ballet, l  institut del teatre de Barcelona, the superior dance school "Palucha Schule" in Germany, as well as in several private schools.