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Nehemiah Kish

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Nehemiah Kish in action.
Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' from Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 © ROH/Johan Persson, 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), Jack/Knave (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) 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

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.

Royal Ballet dancers the subjects of new photography exhibition

Royal Ballet dancers the subjects of new photography exhibition

24 January 2013

Fashion, dance and photography brought together in works by Rick Guest.

Watch: The Nutcracker in rehearsal

Watch: The Nutcracker in rehearsal

4 December 2012

Jonathan Cope and Lesley Collier coach Fumi Kaneko and Nehemiah Kish in the Sugar Plum Fairy pas de deux.

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

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in Aeternum © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Aeternum, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Nehemiah Kish in rehearsals with Jonathan Cope for The Prince of the Pagodas © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Zenaida Yanowsky, Will Tuckett and Nehemiah Kish in The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake © ROH/Bill Cooper

The Prince of the Pagodas © ROH 2012

Nehemiah Kish and Zenaida Yanowsky in Swan Lake © Bill Cooper

Zenaida Yanowsky and Nehemiah Kish in In the Night, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2012

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

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

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

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in Trespass, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012. © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012.

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' from Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012

Darcey Bussell and Royal Ballet Principals at the London 2012 closing ceremony © Reuters/Gary Hershorn

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

Nehemiah Kish

Royal Ballet Principal Nehemiah Kish © Rick Guest

Elizabeth McGorian as the Queen and Nehemiah Kish in Swan Lake, Act III © ROH 2011

Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2011

Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux and Marianela Nuñez as Manon in Manon © ROH / Johan Persson 2011

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Manon, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Marianela Nuñez as Manon and Nehemiah Kish as Des Grieux in Manon, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2011

Lara Turk and Nehemiah Kish in Enigma Variations, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2010

Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish in La Valse © Johan Persson/ROH 2011