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Nehemiah Kish

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Nehemiah Kish in action.
Nehemiah Kish as The Creature in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

American dancer Nehemiah Kish is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a Principal in 2010.

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.

Videos

News and features

The Royal Ballet run workshops to inspire children in Japanese earthquake zones

The Royal Ballet run workshops to inspire children in Japanese earthquake zones

29 June 2016

Children in Kumamoto, many of whom have been unable to attend school recently, attended a workshop focused around Giselle.

Watch: Song of the Earth in rehearsal

Watch: Song of the Earth in rehearsal

27 March 2015

Royal Ballet Principals Laura Morera, Nehemiah Kish and Edward Watson rehearse Kenneth MacMillan's piece with Monica Mason and notator Grant Coyle.

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.

Photos

Zenaida Yanowsky and Nehemiah Kish in In The Night

Yuhui Choe and Nehemiah Kish in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Yuhui Choe in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

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

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

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

Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Royal Ballet Principal Nehemiah Kish

Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

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

Edward Watson as The Messenger, Laura Morera and Nehemiah Kish in Song of the Earth

Nehemiah Kish photographed for The Language of the Soul

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

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

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

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia

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

Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish in La Valse

Nehemiah Kish as The Creature in Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Yuhui Choe and Nehemiah Kish in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Manon, 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)

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

Nehemiah Kish and Leanne Benjamin in Polyphonia, The Royal Ballet

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

Marianela Nuñez and Nehemiah Kish in Ballo Della Regina

Laura Morera and Nehemiah Kish in Song of the Earth

Nehemiah Kish. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Yuhui Choe and Nehemiah Kish in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish in The Prince of the Pagodas