Jerome Tisserand

Jerome Tisserand

Principal Dancer

Jerome Tisserand is from Lyon, France. He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School, with Pascale Courdioux in Lyon, and at the School of American Ballet. He joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2006. Mr. Tisserand joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007 and was promoted to soloist in 2012 and principal in 2014.

Mr. Tisserand won second prize at the 2003 Dance Festival of Artists in Nyon, Switzerland, and first prize in the 2004 Prix Carpeaux in Valenciennes, France.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Discord and War, Franz), Diamonds, Emeralds, The Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement pas de deux, Lysander, Cavalier), The Nutcracker® (Cavalier), Rubies, Serenade and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump; David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Red Angels and Serious Pleasures; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Albrecht, Hilarion, Peasant pas de deux); Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, New Suite, One Flat Thing, reproduced; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Paul Gibson’s The Piano Dance; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund, Bluebird pas de deux, Gold & Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land, Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances); Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Cylindrical Shadows; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Romeo, Acolyte, Balcony pas de deux); Mark Morris’ Pacific; Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH and Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada); Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Fancy Free, Glass Pieces, and West Side Story Suite (Tony); Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Prince, Harlequin, Evil Sprite), Nutcracker (Prince) and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Pas de trois); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball, Brief Fling, Nine Sinatra Songs, Opus 111 and Waiting at the Station ; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Polyphonia, and Variations Sérieuses (Premier Danseur).