Benois de la Danse laureate

Benois de la Danse nominee

Lloyd Riggins was bom in 1969 in New York. He trained in School of Southern Ballet Theatre, Orlando, Florida. His main teachers was Barbara Riggins, Henning Kronstam, Kevin Haigen. Engagements: Southern Ballet Theatre, Orlando, Florida (1985-1987). Royal Danish Ballet (1987-1995, 1989 as Principal). Since 1995 Hamburg Ballet, as Principal. Starting in 2002 he will help, as special collaborates the Ballet Director, Frank Andersen, in giving the Company its artistic vision. Riggins will stay as Principal Dancer with The Hamburg Ballet. His first roles with The Hamburg Ballet include: The Pas de deux Hello, Sebastian in VIVALDI or What You Will, Hamlet in Hamlet (1997 version), Pas de deux Sheherazade II (Easter Concert 1998, Munich), King Florestan in Mat Ek's The Sleeping Beauty, Petrushka in Nijinsky, Piotr Nikolayevich Sorin in The Seagull, Lloyd in Preludes CV, Gustav von Aschenbach in Death in Venice. And also solos in: Bernstein Dances, Winter Ways from “Images from Bartok”, Messiah.

His repertory in Denmark: Lenski in Onegin (John Cranko), the Joker in Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko), James in La Sylphide (August Bournonville), Gennaro in Napoli (August Bournonville), Albrecht in Giselle (Jean Coralli-Jules Perrot/Henning Kronstam), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (John Neumeier), Puck and Demetrius in A Midsummer Might's Dream (John Neumeier), King Christian VII in Caroline Mathilde (Flemming Flindt), Don Quixote in Don Quixote, Apollo in Apollo (George Balanchine), Poet in La Sonnambula (George Balanchine). And also solos in: Konservatorium (August Bournonville), A Folk Tale (August Bournonville), The Kermesse in Bruges (August Bournonville), The Fifth Symphony (Gustav Mahler/John Neumeier), Soldier Songs (Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Gustav Mahler (John Neumeier), Theme and Variations (George Balanchine), Tchaikovsky Pas de deux (George Balanchine). His repertory in Hamburg now: Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Armand and Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias, Odysseus in Odyssey, Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Gunther and Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker, Puck, Theseus/Oberon and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orsino in VIVALDI or What You Will, The Prince and Cinderella's Father in A Cinderella Story, Serge Diaghilev in Nijinsky, Albert in Giselle, King Arthur in The Saga of King Arthur, Petrushka in Petrushka, Doubt aspect in Peer Gynt, Touchstone in As You Like It. And solos in: Now and Then, Saint Matthew Passion, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Stimme derNacht, Bach-Suite 3, She was black (Mats Ek), Moments Movements Mendelssohn (Kevin Haigen), Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylian).

As Guest Star he has danced in Tokyo, Moscow, Toronto, Copenhagen, Florida, Washington, Paris, Munich and in New York with the American Ballet Theatre. He worked on Donya Feuer's documentary: “The Work of Utopia”.

The husband of the fellow Hamburg dancer Niurka Moredo, since 1991.