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Honorary president
Michel Sala
President
Patricia Stibbe
General director
Petter Jacobsson
Petter Jacobsson

Born in Stockholm, Petter Jacobsson started his studies in dance at the age of three and was further educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, the school of American Ballet with Stanley Williams and he later graduated from the Vaganova Academy in St.Petersburg in 1982.

As a principal dancer with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in London between 1984 to 1993, he toured the globe dancing all of the renowned classical roles as well as appearing as guest artist with numerous international companies. In 1993, he moved to New York to begin a freelance career, working with Twyla Tharp Dance Company, the Merce Cunningham understudy group, Irene Hultman Dance and later with Deborah Hay. Petter and Thomas Caley started working as a creative team in the mid nineties, choreographing works for Martha@Mother, the Joyce Soho in New York and he did the choreography for the  opera  Staden  at  the  Royal  Opera  in  Stockholm,  a commission for the 1998 Cultural capital of Europe.

In 1999, when Petter was appointed the artistic directorship of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, they made the move to Europe to continue their artistic collaboration. An exceptional embodiment of their work for the RSB was the creating of two immense happenings, In nooks and crannies 2000 and 2001. The project included the Royal Ballet, Opera and Orchestra, as well as independent artists who took-over non-traditional, yet possible, performance spaces occupying the entire Royal Opera House of Stockholm. Petter received Choreographer of the year 2002” from the Society of Swedish Choreographers in recognition of the modernisation of the Royal Swedish Ballet. After years of collaboration, Petter and Thomas established an independent dance company in 2005 - works include Nightlife, Unknown partner, Flux, No mans land- no lands man,The nearest nearness – in 2002 they won a “Goldmask” for best choreography for the musical Chess with Björn Ulveus and Benny Andersson (ABBA).

As of 2011, Petter is leading and choreographing together with Thomas Caley for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Their curating for the CCN invites as well a wide variety of artistic talent from around the world. Each invited creator joins in the active questioning of a specific theme. La saison de La (12/13), Tête à tête à têtes (13/14), Live (14/15), Folk + Danse = (R)évolution (15/16), Des plaisirs inconnus (16/17), 50 ans ! (17/18), Fifty plus ! (18/19), Useless beauty (19/20) and Fiction addiction (20/21). To insure a lively and non fixed use of the art form they continue their searching through installations for the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and Centre Pompidou-Metz and an original initiative LAB/BLA/BAL, where a series of open house art experiments, workshops and discussions are given at our choreographic center.Original choreographies for the CCN Ballet de Lorraine include Performing performing, Rêlache, Timetable, Armide, Record of ancient things, L’envers, Revue Moderne, For Four Walls, Discofoot, Haendel with care and Air-condition.

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