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Nehemiah Kish

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Nehemiah Kish in action.
Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

American dancer Nehemiah Kish is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a Principal in 2010. His many roles with the Company include Prince (Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Prince of the Pagodas), Solor (La Bayadère), Des Grieux (Manon), Onegin, Jack/Knave (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Espada (Don Quixote) and roles in Theme and Variations, Song of the Earth, Requiem and Gloria.

Kish was born in Michigan. He joined the National Ballet of Canada School aged 13 and graduated into the company in 2001, promoted to principal in 2005. His roles with the company included Apollo, Romeo and in 'Diamonds' (Jewels). In 2008 Kish joined Royal Danish Ballet as a principal, where his repertory included Onegin, Basilio (Don Quixote), Albrecht (Giselle) and James (Bournonville's La Sylphide).

Kish's role creations with The Royal Ballet include in Alastair Marriott and Christopher Wheeldon's 'Trespass' (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) and in Wheeldon's Aeternum.

Videos

News and features

Cast Changes: Swan Lake on 19 and 21 February 2015

Cast Changes: Swan Lake on 19 and 21 February 2015

17 February 2015

Cast changes in effect for roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried.

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

Additional casting confirmed for Don Quixote

Additional casting confirmed for Don Quixote

14 November 2014

Role debuts announced for Carlos Acosta's Royal Ballet production.

The Male Virtuoso

The Male Virtuoso

7 February 2014

A look at the development of the male dancer.

Watch: Nehemiah Kish on La Bayadère

Watch: Nehemiah Kish on La Bayadère

9 April 2013

The American Royal Ballet Principal on the challenges of the role, and working with Natalia Makarova.

Balletic climax to London 2012 Closing Ceremony

Balletic climax to London 2012 Closing Ceremony

13 August 2012

Darcey Bussell joins Royal Ballet Principals and 200-strong ensemble for finale.

Photos

Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux and Marianela Nuñez as Manon in Manon

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in Aeternum

Nehemiah Kish and Zenaida Yanowsky in Swan Lake

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish in La Valse

Nehemiah Kish

Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Aeternum, The Royal Ballet

Zenaida Yanowsky, Will Tuckett and Nehemiah Kish in The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Elizabeth McGorian as the Queen and Nehemiah Kish in Swan Lake, Act III

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Lara Turk and Nehemiah Kish in Enigma Variations, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' from Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

Royal Ballet Principal Nehemiah Kish

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas

Nehemiah Kish in rehearsals with Jonathan Cope for The Prince of the Pagodas

The Prince of the Pagodas

Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet

Zenaida Yanowsky and Nehemiah Kish in In the Night, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012)

Darcey Bussell and Royal Ballet Principals at the London 2012 closing ceremony

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in Trespass, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012.

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia