Steven Etienne

Steven Etienne was a soloist dancer with The Dutch national Ballet.

Born in Australia, his early training was under the direction of Marilyn Dowd and his professional training at ‘The Australian Ballet School’ under the direction of both Dame Margaret Scott AC, DBE as well as Gailene Stock CBE, AM.

After graduating in 1991 he went on to join The Australian Ballet under the direction of Maina Gielgud, where for four years he danced a vast range of classical and contemporary repertoire and was fortunate to work directly with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Stanton Welch, Graeme Murphy or Gideon Obarzanek.

In 1995 he moved to Europe where he danced with Skanes Danstheater in Malmo SWEDEN and a year later moved to Amsterdam and joined The Dutch National Ballet, under the direction of Wayne Eagling.

While in Amsterdam he has worked with choreographers such as Krzysztof Pastor, William Forsythe, Hans Van Manen, Ted Brandsen, Rudi Van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and David Dawson.

Since 2010 he has assisted Krzysztof Pastor to stage ballets in both Warsaw and Hong Kong as well as guest teaching in Houston for the Dance festival. Since 2012 he has been adjudicating and guest teaching for companies and schools throughout Australia including The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and since 2019 has been a guest teacher with European School of Ballet in Amsterdam.