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Hugo Fanari - Lopez Gentil


Date of birth: August 11th 1971, Brussels

Nationality:   Belgian                                                           

Mobil:           0034 665 679 130

Skype:           hugofanari

Address:       Mallorca Balearic Islands, Spain



- French: fluent 
- Spanish: fluent
- English: fluent
- Portuguese: good notion 
- German: good notions
- Dutch: good notions
- Finnish: notions
- Russian: notions



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- Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Dance (1989, Madrid) 

- Carmen Roche and Luis Fuentes Ballet School (1987-89, Madrid) 

- Royal Ballet School of Antwerp (1984-87, Belgium) 


- Cross Connection Choreographer Competition 2010, “Two4one” (Finalist)

- Prix Dom Pérignon de Choreographie 2003, "E pur sì muove" (Nachwuchspreis)

- Hannover International Choreography competition 2000, "No man's land", 

(First prize, public's favourite and Pierre Wyss -prize) 

- Hannover International Choreography Competition 1998, "How many leaves" (Finalist) 

- Helsinki International Ballet Competition 1995, (Finalist, as a dancer)


Career as Choreographer & Professor:

- 2012 - 22 Choreographer - BalletMaster - Artistic Management 
- 2010 - 12 Choreographer and Associate Professor at The Taipei National University of Arts - Taiwan
- 1999 - 10 Freelance Dancer / Choreographer, Ballet Master, Producer  at the  Hugo Fanari Dance Company.    

Career as a Principal / Soloist dancer in Ballet Companies:

- 1996 – 99 Finnish National Ballet - Finland

- 1995 – 96 Zürich Ballet, Bonn Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Hannover Ballet (guest soloist dancer) 

- 1992 – 95 Lucerne Ballet - Switzerland
- 1988 – 92 Ballet Classico of Madrid, Spain


RUDOLF NUREYEV (The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker), PATRICE BART (Don Quixote), JOHN CRANKO (Romeo and Juliet), BOURMEISTER (Swan Lake), VALERI PANOV (The testament), PIERRE LACOTTE (La Sylphide), LANDER (Etude), AUGUST BOURNONVILLE (Napoli, Le Conservatoire, Flower Festival in Genzano), NATALIA MAKAROVA (La Bayadère), YURI VAMOS (A Midsummer Night's Dream), TOM SHILLING (Romeo and Juliet), MIKHAIL FOKINE (Les Sylphides), BALANCHINE (Divertimento No. 15, Concerto Barocco) MARIUS PETIPA (Giselle, Harlequinade, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Coppélia, The Grand Pas classique), MASSINE / LEON (The Three-Cornered Hat) JORGE GARCIA (Majissimo) among others. But as well contemporary works by OHAD NAHARI, JORMA UOTINEN, NACHO DUATO, WILLIAM FORSYTHE, JIRI KYLIAN among others.   



- 1995 The Birdcage (in the character of Mercedes) acted in German, including tap dance and singing.  

- 2010 Song  and Dance (in the role of the Rocker).


Choreographies by Hugo Fanari for Operas / Festivals / Theaters:

- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, music by F. Mendelssohn (Estonia, Latvia, Germany)

- The Sandman, music by Ilka  Niemalainen (Finland)

- E pur sì muove, music by Marin Marais  (Finland, Germany)

- No man´s Land, music by Torgue & Houppin (Finland, Germany)

- Mugam Sayagi, music by the Kronos Quartet (Germany)

- Edith 105, music by Mozart, Elgar, Dutilleux (Finland)

- Spirit Suite, music: S. Prokofiev (Finland)

- Strandgeschichte, music by G. Boulanger (Switzerland, Finland)

- Die Rechnung, music by S. Prokofiev (Switzerland)

- How Many Leaves, music by Janacek (Finland, Germany)

- Oh, Matse!, music by Trio Bulgarka (Finland)

- Souvenir 1900, music by G. Boulanger (Finland, Switzerland, Estonia) 

- Syndromes, music by Mozart (Germany, Finland)

- Drôle de cirque, medley by Hugo Fanari (Belgium)

- Lagrimas, music by Arvo Part (Taiwan)

- Two4one, medley by Hugo Fanari (Denmark) 

- Volver, medley by Hugo Fanari (Austria)

- Just do it, medley by Hugo Fanari (Taiwan)


Choreographies, solos and duets created specially for International Dance Competitions:

- The Anatomy Lecture of Dr.Tulp, music by Marin Marais

- Gelsomina, music by Nino Rota

- The Spell, music by Terry Riley

- After Death, music by Jules Massenet  

- Puzzled Passions, music by A. Pitzalis/E. Szabo 

- Il Picciotto, music by G. Boulanger 

- Insomnia, music by Torgue & Houppin

- Schrei X, music by Diamanda Galas and medley by Hugo Fanari 

- Geamparale, music by Taraf de Haïdouks 


Producer (of my own productions or projects) amongst others, with thanks to:     

- The Belgium Embassy in Finland
- Swedish Art council in Finland
- The Council of Arts in Finland
- UPM  Kymmene
- The Ministery of Foreign Affairs in  Finland
- Lahtikopio
- The Embassy of Finland in Bonn
- Sansha 
- The Embassy of Finland in Berlin
- The Culture Association of Helsinki
- The Wihuri Foundation
- Hannover International Choreographer Competition
- Finnair

TV appearances:

- ETV (Estonia): On several occasions with A Midsummer Night’s dream, chor. Hugo Fanari
- MTV3 (Finland): Interviewed by Mrs Arstila about Fanari’s triple bill evening at the Alexander Theatre.
- TVE (Spain, live and as Principal Dancer): The three corner Hat, chor. Leon The Autumn, chor. Leon Magissimo, chor. George Garcia

- RTBF (Belgium): Dance Gala in Brussels. Accompanied by the pianist Andrei Nikolski 


Open to suggestions and frank, patient but determined, I can handle stress, lead a team and make difficult decisions although I’m still sort of a sensitive dreamer. That is how I developed skills as:


- Artistic production director
- Movies editor
- Fundraising responsible
- Light and sound designer
- Coach for professional dancers
- Ballet teacher



nature, art, photography, travel, my job, keep on learning, refurbish houses, apartments and old furnitures.   

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Photographer: Jean Scuderi

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Photographer: Stefan Peter

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