Benois de la Danse nominee
In 1996 Wayne Eagling offered him a contract as coryphee with the Dutch National Ballet. From the start of the season Lambiotte danced leading roles in classical ballets like Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Nutcracker and Mouseking and Romeo and Juliet as well as in choreographies of Wayne Eagling, George Balanchine, Toer van Schayk, Christopher Bruce, Martha Graham and Massine. Several ballets have been created for Lambiotte and Sofiane Sylve, amongst which Three pieces for НЕТ and Bach Pieces by Hans van Manen.
From the 1997-1998 season he was promoted to grand sujet and the fol╛lowing season to second soloist. Gael Lambiotte won the 1997/1998 Alexandra Radius Prize and in 1999 he was nominated for the IMPS Cultural Prize. From the 1999-2000 season he was appointed first soloist. In 2001, Gael Lambiotte was nominated again for the Benois de la Danse Prize. This time for his solo role in Kurt Weill by Krzysztof Pastor. In that same year Gael Lambiotte joined the Boston Ballet as soloist and was nominated for the IMijinsky Award. In 2002 Gael Lambiotte was a guest with the Royal Ballet where he danced lead╛ing roles in Giselle and Swan Lake.
In 2003 he returned to the Dutch National Ballet.