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Ruanne Comprhensive CV

Curriculum Vitae

PATRICIA RUANNE D. LITT. D.E.

Address: 1 Allee Merwart,

97170 Petit Bourg,

Guadeloupe, FWI
Tel: 00590 590 94 20 65

Date of Birth: 03 June 1945
Place of Birth: Leeds,
Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Nationality: British.
Status: Married

 

Patricia Ruanne started her professional training at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge at the age of 13, graduated to the Upper School at Barons Court aged 16 and entered the Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden aged 17.

She was loaned to the Royal Ballet Touring Company under the direction of John Field C.B.E. where she found the extensive repertoire and 8 performances a week a more stimulating environment and requested permanent transfer which was accorded by Dame Ninette de Valois.

She showed an ability for dramatic roles and performed her first principal role as the Girl in Kenneth MacMillan’s The Invitation at the age of 18, followed by many varied roles ranging from Pineapple Poll to Giselle, (which was her first full length classical role,) Les Sylphides to works by Hans van Manen.

The Touring Company eventually reduced its’ repertoire to exclude the classics and in 1973 Ruanne moved to the London Festival Ballet (Director Dame Beryl Grey) feeling that it was the right professional moment to take on the challenge of the major classical ballets and danced the ballerina roles in Don Quixote, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty. She created the role of the Siren in Barry Moreland’s Prodigal Son in Ragtime, The Lady in Red in Ronald Hynd’s Sanguine Fan, and also danced the London premiere of Hynd’s Rosalinda.

 

After dancing Aurora with Nureyev in his production of The Sleeping Beauty, she created Juliet in his production of Romeo and Juliet and enjoyed many successful seasons with Nureyev in Paris, Australia, New York and Washington as well as in London. Guest performances took her to Berlin, Helsinki, Holland, Hawaii, Hong Kong, South Africa, La Scala, Milan, the United States and Tokyo. Company tours included China, South America, Israel and Egypt and all of Europe.

 

She continued to expand her repertoire, both classical and contemporary, culminating with the role of Tatiana in John Cranko’s Eugene Onegin, for which she was nominated for the Lawrence Olivier Award for the “Most Outstanding Performance in a New Dance Production” by the Society of West End Theatres.

 

 

She received a Doctorate of Letters ( Honoris Causa)
from Leeds University

 

She retired from dancing in 1985 and was invited by Rudolf Nureyev, then Director of the Paris Opera, to join him in Paris in a Ballet Mistress capacity, specifically to take responsibility for teaching and coaching the principal dancers and Etoiles. This proved to be a happy collaboration and she assisted with his new productions of Cinderella and La Bayadere, as well as existing repertoire of his Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Raymonda.

Having already produced his Sleeping Beauty in Istanbul and Tokyo, she taught it to the Paris Opera in 1988, and did the same with his Romeo and Juliet, in association with Frederic Jahn, the creator of Tybalt. Her responsibilities to the Opera also included assisting and working closely with Twyla Tharp, Rudi van Danzig, Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins, Kenneth Macmillan and John Neuemeier.

In 1996 she left the Paris Opera and moved to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies in order to balance an extremely busy career with a more tranquil existence, but maintains close ties to the Paris Opera and other companies and has produced Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Manon and Cinderella in Paris, Raymonda in Vienna, Manon in Melbourne, Toronto, Houston and Tokyo, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella in La Scala Milan, Sleeping Beauty in Helsinki,Seoul and Toronto, and Raymonda Act 3 in San Francisco

 

She was invited as Director of the Ballet Company of La Scala, Milan, which role she fulfilled from 1999 until 2001.

 

 

 

Ruanne Nureyev

 












 

 

 

 

 

Patti NZ

Patricia Ruanne rehearsing her production of 'Raymonda' with The Royal New Zealand Ballet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruanne "Nutcracker"

 

 

Rudi pat

Ruanne and Nureyev, Poster in New York
Bear bow

Curtain Call in Korea, "Sleeping Beauty."

 

Bear Cab

Ruanne in rehearsal of "La Sylphide."

PRODUCTIONS PRODUCED AND DIRECTED.


1985. ISTANBUL, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1987. TOKYO, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1988. FLORENCE, PAQUITA, RUANNE.
1989. PARIS, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1990. NAPLES, RAYMONDA ACT 3, NUREYEV.
1991. NAPLES, CINDERELLA, NUREYEV.
1991. TORONTO, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1992. BERLIN, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1993. NEW YORK, MANON, MACMILLAN.
1993. MILAN, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1994. MELBOURNE, MANON, MACMILLAN.
1994. MILAN, MANON, MACMILLAN.
1995. PARIS, ROMEO & JULIET, NUREYEV.
1996. TORONTO, MANON, MACMILLAN
1997. PARIS, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1997. VIENNA, RAYMONDA, NUREYEV.
1997. PARIS, RAYMONDA, NUREYEV.
1998. MILAN, CINDERELLA, NUREYEV.
1998. PARIS, ROMEO & JULIET, NUREYEV.
1998. PARIS, MANON, MACMILLAN
1998 HELSINKI, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1999. NEW ZEALAND, RAYMONDA ACT 3. RUANNE.
1999. PARIS, SLEEPING BEAUTY, NUREYEV.
1999. PARIS, CINDERELLA, NUREYEV.
2000. SAN FRANCISCO, RAYMONDA ACT 3, NUREYEV
2000. PARIS ROMEO & JULIET. NUREYEV
2001- PARIS. MANON, MACMILLAN
2001. PARIS, BAYADERE, NUREYEV
2002. LONDON, ROMEO & JULIET, NUREYEV
2002. HOUSTON, MANON, MACMILLAN
2002. PARIS, SWAN LAKE, NUREYEV
2003. PARIS, BAYADERE, NUREYEV
2003. PARIS, MANON, MACMILLAN
2003. TOKYO, MANON, MACMILLAN
2004. LONDON, ROMEO & JULIET, NUREYEV
2005. PARIS, ROMEO & JULIET, NUREYEV
2005. PARIS, SWAN LAKE, NUREYEV
2005. BOSTON, SLEEPING BEAUTY, ROYAL BALLET
2007. PARIS, CINDERELLA, NUREYEV

 

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Siren

Ruanne as the 'Siren,' in 'Prodigal Son in Ragtime' by Barry Moreland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudi Patti

Ruanne and Nureyev in 'Romeo and Juliet.'