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Ludovic Ondiviela

Choreographer

Biography

Ludovic Ondiviela in action.
Ludovic Ondiviela in A Month in the Country, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2012

French-Spanish dancer and choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela is a former First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2007. He retired in 2014 to focus on his choreography, and that year created his first full-length work for the Company, Cassandra, and 4 x 4 for Gandini Juggling as part of the London International Mime Festival.

Ondiviela was born in Perpignan and as a boy was a keen ice skater. Aged 11 he entered the Paris Opera Ballet School and aged 13 the Marseille Studio Ballet Colette Armand, before training at The Royal Ballet Upper School on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship. Other awards included silver medal at the 2000 Concours international de danse, Paris, and gold medal at the Roseta Mauri Competition in 2002. In his graduation year he performed the lead role in Christopher Wheeldon’s Le Voyage and a Principal couple in Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto at the School’s annual matinee.

Ondiviela’s repertory with the Company included Bronze Idol (La Bayadère), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Tom Thumb (Tales of Beatrix Potter), Alain (La fille mal gardée), Kolia (A Month in the Country) and Puck (The Dream). He created roles in Children of Adam, Chroma and ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012).

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News and features

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

Ballet Essentials: Cassandra  

Ballet Essentials: Cassandra  

23 October 2014

Our quick guide to Ludovic Ondiviela's first full-length work for The Royal Ballet. 

Ballet and myth: A fascination that goes back centuries

Ballet and myth: A fascination that goes back centuries

1 September 2014

How ancient mythological stories continue to inspire choreographers and dancers.

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