Lateef Williams


Lateef Williams was born in the United States and studied at The Academy of Dance and at the School of American Ballet in New York, among others. He has danced with various companies including Le Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin in Mulhouse, The Washington Ballet, the Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Augsburg, the Ballet National Chileno and the Ballet de Santiago in Chile. Since the 2017-'18 season he has been a member of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen company, where he has danced in works by Daniel Proietto, Akram Khan, Andonis Foniadakis, Maurice Béjart, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, William Forsythe, Akram Khan, Andonis Foniadakis, and others. In 2019 he danced in the opera Rusalka directed by Alan Lucien Øyen. In 2022, he performed in productions including C(h)oeurs 2022 by Alain Platel and Palmos by Andonis Foniadakis. In 2023 he danced in the creations Extant (Jermaine Maurice Spivey) and New Ballet mécanique (Richard Siegal), amongst others.

Repertoire at OBV

  • Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Faust (Jean-Christophe Maillot): Belzébuth
  • Les Noces (Edward Clug)
  • Als niemand me ziet (Jonas Vlerick)*
  • Supreme (Drew Jacoby)*
  • Selon désir (Andonis Foniadakis)
  • Memento Mori (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Workwithinwork (William Forsythe)
  • In Your Rooms (Hofesh Shechter)
  • Giselle (Akram Khan)
  • Twelve Ton Rose (Trisha Brown)
  • Fall (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Boléro (Maurice Béjart)
  • JOY (Alexander Ekman)
  • B.R.I.S.A. (Johan Inger)
  • Bach studies (Benjamin Millepied)*
  • Mea Culpa (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Rusalka (Alan Lucien Øyen): Water sprite/Entourage of the Prince*
  • RASA [after La Bayadère] (Daniel Proietto): Bull*
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • C(h)oeurs 2022 (Alain Platel)*
  • Noetic (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Palmos (Andonis Foniadakis)*
  • Mozart/Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
  • Tempus Fugit (Johan Inger)
  • Satyagraha (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Vier muren - Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach (Nicola Wills)*
  • Extant (Jermaine Maurice Spivey)*
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced (William Forsythe)
  • New Ballet mécanique (Richard Siegal)*

*gecreëerde rol

Update: oktober 2023

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