Nicola Wills


The Australian Nicola Wills studied at Terry Simpson's Dance Studio in Adelaide and moved to Queensland in 2009. That same year she won the silver medal at the Royal Academy of Dance Geneé International Ballet Competition. From 2010 to 2011 she was a trainee with the Queensland Ballet in Brisbane and danced there in pieces such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet. In 2012 she moved to Germany to dance with Ballett Dortmund. Since 2013 she has been a member of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. She has danced numerous works by William Forsythe, Pina Bausch, Alan Lucien Øyen and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, including his celebrated duet Faun which she danced numerous times. She played the role of Myrtha in Akram Khan’s Giselle. In 2022 she appeared in productions including Palmos by Andonis Foniadakis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Mozart/Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia. In 2023, she danced in Akram Khan's Creature, among others, and showed her own choreography Vier muren in the performance Perspectives on Bach and Somniloquy at Choreolab.

Repertoire at OBV

  • Who cares? (George Balanchine)
  • Infra (Wayne McGregor)
  • The Return of Ulysses (Christian Spuck)
  • Dream weaver (Cameron McMillan)
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián )
  • Le Sacre du printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Tyll (Alexander Ekman)
  • La Bayadère (Cynthia Harvey)
  • Don Quixote (Alexei Fadeyechev)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Romeo & Julia (Slava Samodurov)
  • Doornroosje (Marcia Haydée)
  • A Fuego Lento (Ricardo Amarante)
  • Spartacus (Yuri Grigorovich)
  • Pond Way (Merce Cunningham)
  • Approximate Sonata 2016 (William Forsythe)
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • Chronicle (Martha Graham)
  • Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue (Crystal Pite)
  • Supreme (Drew Jacoby)*
  • Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)*
  • Ma Mère l’Oye (Jeroen Verbruggen)*
  • Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Faust (Jean-Christophe Maillot)
  • Les Noces (Edward Clug)*
  • Memento Mori (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Workwithinwork (William Forsythe)
  • L’Après-midi d’un Faune (Vaslav Nijinsky)
  • Giselle (Akram Khan)
  • Furioso (Meryl Tankard)
  • Fall (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)*
  • JOY (Alexander Ekman)
  • B.R.I.S.A. (Johan Inger)
  • Bach Studies (Benjamin Millepied)*
  • Cantus Firmus (Jeanne Brabants)
  • Mea Culpa (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Rusalka (Alan Lucien Øyen): Rusalka*
  • RASA [after La Bayadère] (Daniel Proietto)*
  • Le Sacre du printemps (Pina Bausch)
  • Noetic (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Palmos (Andonis Foniadakis)*
  • Mozart/Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
  • Tempus Fugit (Johan Inger)
  • Creature (Akram Khan): Doctor
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced (William Forsythe)
  • New Ballet mécanique (Richard Siegal)*

*originated the role

Update: October 2023

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