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Nehemiah Kish

Former Royal Ballet dancer


American dancer Nehemiah Kish is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a Principal in 2010. He retired from the company in 2019.

Kish was born in Detroit. He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and joined National Ballet of Canada in 2001, promoted to principal in 2005. 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 many roles with The Royal Ballet include Albrecht, Romeo, Vershinin (Winter Dreams), Prince (Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and The Prince of the Pagodas), Des Grieux (Manon), Richard P. Arnold (Enigma Variations), Jack/Knave (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Onegin, Solor (La Bayadère), Espada (Don Quixote), Creature (Frankenstein) and roles in Monotones II, ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café, Theme and Variations, Voluntaries, Les Patineurs, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Gloria and Song of the Earth. His role creations include in ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) and Aeternum.