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Samuel Gest


Joined the company in 2021 as Corps de Ballet, promoted to Coryphée in 2023 season.

Born: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Training:  Royal Ballet School

Previous company: National Theatre of Belgrade

Favorite quote:With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?” ~Julian Casablancas from the Strokes

Favorite role: Gurn in La Sylphide. Had the chance to work with Johan Kobborg and to explore the acting and mime involved in ballet.

Favorite costume: Elite Syncopations unitard because the designs were so fun and interesting.

Fun fact: I have a passion for computers and technology so I’m currently doing a degree in Software Development to one day pursue a career in IT.

Featured roles include: Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Valse nobles et sentimentales, Varii Capricci; de Valois’ The Rake’s Progress; House’s Living Ghosts; Kobborg’s La Sylphide; Lang’s Shades of Spring; MacMillan’s Danses Concertantes; Morris’ The Letter V; Wright’s Summertide.