Patrick Delcroix

patrickPatrick Delcroix was educated at the Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower, Cannes, France and the Ecole de Danse Colette Soriano, Orthez, France.

As a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater I (director Jiří Kylián) he worked with many celebrated figures from the dance world including Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Edouard Lock, Nacho Duato, Hans van Manen, Johan Inger and Nils Christie. Before that, he worked with Scapino Ballet (direcotr Armando Navarro) in Amsterdam, and Iwanson Dance Company (director Jessica Iwanson) in Munich. In 2004 & 2005 he also guested with Nederlands Dans Theater 3 for Birthday (Jiří Kylián).

As a teacher, he worked at the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag for 7 years specialising in choreography and NDT repertoire, and before this he also gave Jazz Class for the Iwanson Dance Center.

As a choreographer, he has created over 25 works for nearly 20 companies around thie world, including Nederlands Dans Theater, 1 Basel Ballet, Wiener Staatsoper, Cisne Negro, Cape Town City Ballet. For a full list of works and the companies they were created for, see Choreography by Patrick Delcroix (pdf)

In 2001, he was knighted by the French government for services to the arts, being made Chevalier dans l’Ordre des “Arts et des Lettres”.