Born in Belgium, Stina Quagebeur is the Associate Choreographer with English National Ballet (ENB) in London. She is known for having developed her own distinctive voice in fusing contemporary with neoclassicism.
Stina danced at ENB for 19 years. In doing so, she danced many lead roles including starring as (and creating) the role of Myrtha in Akram Khan’s spectacular re-make of Giselle.
Stina has created 20 choreographic works including Nora (a work based on Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House) and Take Five Blues at Sadler’s Wells for ENB. Among her other works, Stina has created for the Royal Ballet for a work performed at the Joyce Theatre, New York; Northern Ballet, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Stina has also worked as a choreographer and movement director for Theatre an der Wien in Vienna.
Stina’s exciting new work continues to captivate. Her work Nora was nominated for ‘Best Classical Choreography’ at the National Dance Awards in 2020. In the same year Stina won the ‘Emerging Artist’ award for her choreography. Her work, Take 5 Blues, set to Nigel Kennedy’s Jazz Album Recital was nominated at the National Dance Awards 2021 for ‘Best Digital Choreography’. She subsequently extended the piece as an original production for Sadler’s wells in November 2022 which was staged as part of the Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur Triple Bill.
Of her 2022 piece Nostalgia, performed at the Linbury Theatre in London by Northern Ballet, critics said: “Nostalgia is yet more evidence of Quagebeur’s talent. It’s no wonder she’s in demand at home and abroad” (Seeing Dance by David Mead). From Lyndsey Winship at The Guardian, “What’s refreshing about Quagebeur’s piece Nostalgia, is its ordinariness. It’s one of the more perceptive depictions of a realistic relationship I’ve seen on a ballet stage.”