Nora - English National Ballet
"Nora shows that Quagebeur’s choreography has an accomplished sense of lyrical phrasing and depth of character” The Times
"I saw that she had a very strong language and a clear ability for narrative." Tamara Rojo
Stina Quagebeur "shows a distinctive voice, with fluid, expressive steps and taut characterisation." The Independent
“A contemporary flavour of neoclassicism that bristles with detail. It feels tremendously alive.” The Daily Telegraph on Nora.
"Stina Quagebeur managed in many instances, to express abstract ideas through dance with the sort of clarity that indicates serious talent." - The Dancing Times
"Quagebeur has interesting ideas and a clear sense of her own voice" - The Guardian
"A room in New York by Stina Quagebeur was exceptional" - Deborah Weiss Dance Europe
“Congratulations to Stina Quagebeur for bringing all aspects together, this was the best piece of the evening. With everybody noting the relative lack of female choreographers in ballet it’s good to see one doing so well and with a female subject to boot.”
— DanceTabs by Bruce Marriot on Vera
Stina's video links can be viewed here.
Born in Belgium, Stina Quagebeur is an Associate Choreographer and a First Artist with English National Ballet. She trained both at the Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School before joining the company at 18.
Stina has choreographed numerous works for ENB, the school and the youth company. Her work Vera was selected by the Breaking Glass Project and was performed at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York August 2014 and she was then awarded with a year long artistic mentorship.
She choreographed Nora, her first one act work for the company’s triple bill at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2018. Nora was later nominated for ‘Best Classical Choreography’ and Stina won the award for ‘Emerging Artist’ at the National Dance Awards 2020.
Stina has also choreographed for The Royal Ballet's Lauren Cuthbertson at the The Joyce Theatre, New York in summer 2019 and worked as a choreographer and movement director for Sam Brown's production of La Clemenza Di Tito while also dancing the role of Bernice at Theatre An Der Wien, Vienna in 2019.
Stina continues to dance with English National Ballet and created the leading role of Myrtha in Akram Khan’s new Giselle in 2016.
In 2020, Stina created two new works for English National Ballet which have received digital live-streaming premieres. These include Hollow pas de deux for Emily Suzuki and Victor Prigent for the Emerging Dancer competition on 19 September and a new creation, Take Five Blues for ENB's digital season on 23 November. Both Hollow and Take Five Blues will be performed in May and June 2021 by English National Ballet before live audiences at Sadler's Wells and South Bank Centre in London.