Patrick Foster

(demi-soloist)

EDUCATION AND WORK
Patrick Foster trained at the Australian Ballet School, the School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 2014. He has been a dancer with the National Ballet of Canada (2014–2015) and Zürich Ballet (2015–2017). Since 2017, he is a dancer with the Estonian National Ballet and since the season 2018/19, he is a demi-soloist.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
He has won the Jeff Melanson Prize for Artistic Achievement and the Peter Dwyer Award for Artistic Achievement (both in 2013), MyFitness Dance Award (2018), 3rd prize at the Tallinn International Ballet Competition (2018).

MEMORABLE MOMENT IN BALLET
“Dancing my first principal role as Franz in “Coppélia” at Estonian National Ballet.”

REPERTOIRE
Goblin and Farmhand’s friend (Tubin’s “The Goblin”)
Mercutio (Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”)
Nutcracker Prince and Nutcracker-Doll (Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”)
Pas de trois and “Russian Dance” (Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”)
The Peasant pas de deux (Adam’s “Giselle”)
Happy (Harangozó’s “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs”) 
Franz (Delibes’s “Coppélia”)
Prince in the “Cinderella Variation” and Puss in Boots (Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”)
Spuck’s “The Sandman” and “Romeo and Juliet”
Ratmansky’s “Swan Lake”
Portugal’s “Dialogos”
Bart’s “Giselle”
MacMillan’s “Manon”
Neumeier’s “Nijinsky”
Nureyev’s “The Sleeping Beauty”
Kudelka’s “The Nutcracker”
Wheeldon’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Carousel”
Binet’s “Postlude” and “Wave Ring”
Van Schayk’s “Seventh Symphony”
Volpi’s “Chalkboard Memories”