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François Rousseau

François Rousseau joined The Norwegian National Ballet in 2009. He has danced prominent solo parts in Strømgren's The Four Seasons, Duato's White Darkness and Øyen's Dead to The World, and the role of the Charlatan in Øyen's Petrushka. He has also danced in Strømgren's Suite, Walerski's Chamber and the Kylián ballets Symphony of Psalms, Bella Figura, Tar and Feathers and Sarabande.

Rousseau has also danced with Ballet National de Marseille, The Dutch National Ballet, the Zürich Ballet and the Finnish National Ballet. His roles included Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Jester in Cinderella. He has danced in Naharin's Minus 7, Kylián's Petite Mort and many ballets by Balanchine and Forsythe, and has worked with choreographers such as Pastor, Fontes, Ochoa, Spoerli and Van Manen.

Originally from France, Rousseau trained at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt and the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris.



Previous acts

  • in Future Memories – an evening with Jiří Kylián
  • 11 Menn in Hedda Gabler
  • 3 Mannlige gjester in The Nutcracker
  • 3 Sigøynere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Bout of the Imperfect Pearl in Baroque Movement
  • Dansemester in Cinderella
  • Dansemester Insekter in Cinderella
  • Dansemester Vals in Cinderella
  • Dream Play in Dream Play
  • Drosselmeyer dobbel in The Nutcracker
  • Epic Short in Sleepless beauty
  • Fandango in Don Quixote
  • Fiskere in Don Quixote
  • Garrison Soldiers in Manon
  • Gjester in The Nutcracker
  • Insekter in Cinderella
  • Insekter, Vals in Cinderella
  • Maurice, The Painter / Bohemian French Artist(e) in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Orfeus og Evrydike in Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Rotter in The Nutcracker
  • Russisk in The Nutcracker
  • Sigøynere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Sigøynergutter / 7 Uhyrer in Don Quixote
  • Soldater in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Sweet Dreams in Kylian: Black & White
  • Theme and Variations 8 menn in An evening with Balanchine
  • Theme and Variations in An evening with Balanchine
  • Ung kadett in The Nutcracker
  • Vals in Cinderella
  • Without Words in Dream Play