My selects

BENOIT SWAN POUFFER

CHOREOGRAPHER

MSA |

Reel

Videos

Bio

Benoit-Swan Pouffer is a critically-acclaimed choreographer representing an innovative, less formalized approach to dance. Born and raised in Paris, he studied as a dancer at the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse. Early in his career he took first place in the Benetton European Dance Competition, a distinguishment that preceded seven years of dancing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where he was a principal dancer.

Benoit-Swan then spent a decade as Artistic Director for the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet company which was named by the New York Times, ìa New York success story, possibly the country ís most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent on creation that few companies worldwide can match. During his tenure as Artistic Director, Benoit-Swan demonstrated an impressive range of shows driven by a philosophy of combining skilled technique with unexpected forms of dance and drawing upon his wide network in the international ballet community to introduce audiences to world-class choreography. It was at Cedar Lake that he became known for his discerning eye for talented dancers and a vision of excellence.  Benoit-Swan is the current Artistic Director at Rambert, London UK.

A selection of his recent works includes Taboo, choreographed by Benoit- Swan and co-directed with Franco Dragone, a director known for his work with Celine Dion and Cirque du Soleil. With Dragone he also choreographed Paris Merveilles, performed at the Lido on the Champs Elysee, one of the most famous cabarets in the world. He was also featured in and created the dance sequences for the major motion picture The Adjustment Bureau, including original choreography for the filmís leading lady Emily Blunt. His work on the film earned him a 2011 Fred and Adele Astaire award nomination for Best Film Choreography.

Other works include Ellie Goulding AMEX Unstaged directed by Scarlett Johansson, and the popular American dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance. Additionally Benoit Swan choreographed Dangerous Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, and the musical Amazing Grace directed by Gabriel Barre and performed at Goodspeed Opera House.

Today, Benoit-Swan’s work is seen all over the world, from Broadway to the Lido in Paris to Macau, China. His talent for realizing a diverse breadth of productions continues to challenge the traditional audience experience, creating truly collaborative and innovative work between performer and audience.

Resume

FILM
The Adjustment Bureau - 2010
Choreographer
Dir. George Nolfi for Universal Pictures
TELEVISION
The Greatest Dancer - 2019/18
Creative Consultant
BBC1
Peaky Blinders - Season 5 2018
Choreographer
BBC1
So You Think You Can Dance - 2015
Guest Choreographer
FOX
So You Think You Can Dance - 2011
Guest Choreographer
FOX
COMMERCIAL
L'Oreal Paris True Match Campaign - 2017/15
Choreographer
L'Oreal Group
LIVE DANCE/EVENTS/CONCERTS
Rambert x Future Fantasy - 2019
Choreographer
Selfridges London
Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival - 2019
Choreographer
Rambert
International Fencing Federation - Anniversary Event 2018
Choreographer
FIE
"La Perle" by Dragone - 2017
Choreographer
Al Habtoor Group, Dubai
"Romeo and Juliet" - 2016
Choreographer
The Public Theater - Mobile Unit
Philip Kirkorov Kremlin Event - 2016
Choreographer
The Kremlin, Moscow
Ellie Goulding - Performance 2015
Choreographer
Dir. Scarlett Johansson for American Express Unstaged
"Taboo" - 2015
Choreographer
Franco Dragone Production
"Paris Merveilles" - 2015/14
Choreographer
Lido De Paris
Tracy Reese Fashion Show - 2014
Choreographer
NYC Fashion Week
'Soul Doctor" on Broadway - 2013
Choreography
Dir. Daniel Wise
'Amazing Grace" by Gabriel Barre - 2012
Choreographer
Godspeed Opera House
"Dangerous Beauty" buy Sheryl Kaller - 2010
Choreographer
Pasadena Playhouse
CORPORATE
The British Museum - 2019
Choreographer
Live Event
The Tate Museum - 2019
Choreographer
Live Event

Images

  • Follow BENOIT