Damien Jalet is an independent Belgian and French choreographer and dancer working internationally. He worked as a choreographer and dancer for companies such as les ballet C de la B, Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, Eastman, National Youth Dance Company, Hessiches Staatballet, Paris Opera
Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Iceland Dance Company.
His latest works as choreographer include: Babel words (2013); Bolero (2013); Inked (2013); Les Médusés (2013); YAMA (2014), at TNB in 2017; Gravity Fatigue (2015); Thr(o)ugh (2016); Skid (2017); Pelléas et Mélisande (2018); Omphalos (2018), presented at TNB in 2019.
In 2017, he created The Ferryman with the director Gilles Delmas, with Abramović and Ryuichi Sakamoto, and choreographed the remake of Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino in 2018. In 2019, Damien Jalet made the choreography for the film called Anima by Paul Thomas Anderson with Thom Yorke for which he has been awarded by the UKMVA for the best choreography. He is also the choreographer for few scenes of the first Madame X tour for Madonna.
In addition, he works in collaboration with the French stage director Arthur Nauzyciel on several shows such as L’Image (2006), Julius Caesar (2008), Ordet (2008), Red Waters (2011), Jan Karski (2011), La Mouette (2012), Splendid’s (2015), La Dame aux camélias (2018) and soon on a new show called Mes frères (2020).
Damien Jalet is also frequently teacher at the Pluridsciplinary Drama School within the TNB (The National Theatre of Brittany).