Born in France, Rimbaud Patron trained at National Conservatory of Paris, Paris Opera Ballet School, Boulonge Conservatory Paris and English National Ballet School. With English National Ballet, he has performed in The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Napoli, Solitaire and Coppelia as well as Christopher Hampson’s Strauss Gala in 2010.
Since joining Scottish Ballet he has danced in Martin Lawrance’s Run For It, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, Christopher Hampson’s Silhouette, Twyla Tharp’s The One Hundreds, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel.
Why did you become a dancer?
I started dancing by following the steps of my older sister, joining her classes after school. Being the only boy in the ballet school was pretty cool! When I was 11 years old I was told that I had the ability to take it to the next level and I left home to go to Paris. Ballet was great fun and the pleasure of dancing took over everything. With the support of my parents and sister, I became a dancer.
ROMEO & JULIET 2014
.Dance Europe, April 2014 - Rimbaud Patron was a thoughtful Friar Lawrence, gentle but persuasive.
Rimbaud is a keen photographer and when he isn't rehearsing or performing, he can be found in and around the wings taking photographs of his fellow dancers. Here's a selection of his images from the current tour of Hansel & Gretel.