Amaury Lebrun - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Curriculum Lead (Assessment) & Lecturer in Dance

BA (Hons) Ballet and Contemporary

Governor (Teaching Staff)  

Role and responsibilities:

  • Curriculum lead for assessment
  • Choreography & composition
  • Research projects 2&3
  • Ballet and contemporary techniques
  • Improvisation
  • Teaching practice and pedagogy

Who am I?

“A father of two children, I consider myself a tirelessly curious person. I come from a very traditional background, but one that has always been bathed in creativity, artistry, and literature. Leeds is now my home and alongside my passion for teaching, learning and transmitting my knowledge, I continue to develop my career as a choreographer.”

Career History

Amaury Lebrun was born in France and trained at the School of American Ballet in New York, where he was chosen by Jerome Robbins for a new creation.

He has worked for various European companies as a soloist including the Ballet du Rhin, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and the Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice, performing works by choreographers including Maurice Béjart, George Balanchine, Nils Christe, Carolyn Carlson, Roland Petit, Hans Van Manen, John Cranko, Jose Limon, Maryse Delente and Myriam Naisy among others.

In 2000, he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza as a principal, dancing many works by director Nacho Duato as well as works from renowned prestigious choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Mats Ek and Wim Vandekeybus.

From 2006 to 2016, alongside his dance and choreographic career, he taught at the Conservatoire of Higher Education in Madrid, Spain. He is often called to teach workshops and masterclasses worldwide and is a member of Nacho Duato’s foundation to stage his work around the world.

As a choreographer, Amaury has created many award-winning original works for companies including Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Centro Coreografico Gallego, Ballet de la Generalitat, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet. His piece Left Unseen (2018), created first for Northern School of Contemporary Dance and then with Phoenix Dance Theatre in its extended version, has been widely acclaimed by critics.

Performance and research artefacts

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2023) 2023. NSCD

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2021) Invisible room. NSCD

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2019) For an instant. Northern Ballet

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2018) Left unseen. Phoenix Dance Theatre

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2017) Left unseen. NSCD

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2016) El cant del cos. Ballet de la Generalitat, Spain.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2015) Don Carlo. Opera. Teatros del Canal.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2015) A soldier’s tale. Independent work.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2014) In vain & Unless. Independent works.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2013) Macbeth. Ballet Contemporaneo de Burgos.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2012) Ainda. Centro Coreografico Gallego.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2011) Magnificat. Centro Coreografico Gallego.

Lebrun, A (chor.) (2009) Ewes. Compañía Nacional de Danza.

Professional Activity

Amaury joined NSCD as lecturer in performance since 2019 alongside his career as a choreographer and director.