Allister Madin is a French dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. A former soloist at the Opéra de Paris before developing his career abroad, he is now a freelance artist and creates projects with numerous stage and film directors.
As part of his performance at the Villa Medici, Allister Madin will offer a narrated dance in the heart of the historical rooms. From La Bayadère to Fokine’sThe Dying Swan and Nijinsky’s L’Après-midi d’un faune, he will offer a personal interpretation of the evolution of dance in the 20th century and explore its new forms.
Allister Madin formed at the Ballet school of Opéra de Paris, before joining its corps de ballet in 2005. He became a soloist a few years later, performing many roles in the classical and contemporary repertoire. In 2019, he joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a principal dancer and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne as a soloist in August 2021. Returning to France in 2022, he has since developed his own projects and collaborations.
He has received numerous awards for his work. He won the A.R.O.P. Prize from the Patrons of the Opera in 2014, and more recently in June 2021 a prize at the Sobanova Dance Awards at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris alongside flamenco dancer-choreographer Rubén Molina.