Philipe Lens

Born in Belgium. 14 september 1993, Philipe started his education at The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, at the age of 12 years old. He was introduced to many new modern dance styles, like Graham, Limon, Cunningham and many more.

During his 5 years’ study at The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp. He had the opportunity to compete with the YAGP Catagna, YAGP New York, Prix De Lausanne and Korea International Modern Dance Competition. After he graduated, the formal director, Katrine Bennets, offered him an internship with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, where he’s been currently working as a soloist. Now under the supervision of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who entrusted him in setting Faun at the Paris Opera Ballet.

During his career he had the chance to work with many choreographers such as Marcia Haydée (Sleeping Beauty), Wayne McGregor (Infra), Edward Clug (Les Noces), William Forsythe (Impressing the Czar, In the Middle, Approximate Sonata, Workwithinwork ), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ( Faun ,Fall, Exhibition, Requiem, Momento Mori), Ohad Naharin (Secus), Akram Khan (Kaash, Giselle), Merce Cunningham (Pond way), John Cranko (Onegin), Alexey Fadeechev (Don Quixote), Maurice Béjart (Bolero), Nicolo Fonte (Made Man), Jiri Kylian (Forgotten Land), Hofesch Shechter (In Your Rooms) etc.

He has joined European School of Ballet as a guest teacher since its Paris Summer School in 2019.