Benoit Egloff

Benoit studied Dance in France, first at the Paris Opera Ballet School and then at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse. Graduating  from Paris Conservatoire, Benoit collaborated in the creation of two seminal pieces, Plastic Mythology (by Ashley Page) and Light Fandango (by Robert North). That same year, the Conservatoire received permission for Benoit to perform Balanchine's  Apollo.

He began his performing career in Canada for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and also danced for Ballett Basel in Switzerland.  During this period, he toured the world.  As a performer, his credits include such pieces as: Giselle, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, and works or creations by Balanchine (Apollo, Theme and Variations...), as well as works from such esteemed choreographers as Nacho Duato, Jiri Killian, Catherine Habasque, William Forsythe, Lucinda Childs, Ashley Page, Septime Webre, Robert North, to name just a few.

During his time with Ballet Basel, Benoit developed a taste for choreography and seized opportunities to choreograph for the company.

Upon leaving Ballett Basel, Benoit pivoted his focus and established himself in the UK as a freelance dance artist.  Here he specialized in performing, teaching, choreographing and restaging works for companies and institutions such as the C.A.T (Centre for Advanced Training) national scheme, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, The Royal Ballet School’s Associates and Partnership and Access, Ballet West Associates, Scottish Youth Ballet Company and Associates.

Benoit completed his French teaching qualification in classical ballet, the Diplôme d'Etat de Professeur de Danse in 2001. In 2013, he moved to Scotland with responsibility for Classical training across the country including at Dance Base, Edinburgh. In 2016 he also gained his TQFE (Cert Ed), another teaching qualification delivered by the University of Aberdeen. Benoit just co-created Ballet College Scotland (balletcollegescotland.com), a new 3-year full-time training based in Dundee, due to begin in September 2022 and recruiting from next January.