After training with Monique Le Dilly, Ren_ Bon, Daniel Franck, Gilbert Mayer and Raymond Franchetti, Thierry Malandain pursued his career as a dancer with the Op_ra de Paris (Violette Verdy), the Ballet du Rhin (Jean Sarelli) and the Ballet Th__tre Fran_ais de Nancy (Jean-Albert Cartier, H_l_ne Tra_line)
The laureate of several choreographic competitions (Violine Prize in 1984, the Concours international de Nyon Prize in 1984 and 1985) he ended his career as a dancer in 1986 in order to set up the Compagnie Temps Pr_sent. It was first based in Elancourt in the Yvelines departement, then in Saint-Etienne, as an Associate Company, at the Esplanade Saint-Etienne Op_ra. During his twelve years at the head of the Company, his work was recognized through the Prize of the Fondation de la Vocation, the Prize of the Fondation de France, the Prize of the Fondation Oulmont and the Prize"New Talent of the SACD.
In 1998, Madame Catherine Trautman, Minister of Culture, appointed him as the director of the Centre Chor_graphique National — Ballet Biarritz.
Thierry Malandain is the author of about sixty choregraphies, many of which are in the repertoire of other companies:
Thierry Malandain is the author of about sixty choreographies, many of which are in the repertoire of other companies:
Ballet Florida, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Ballet Contenporaneo de Caracas, Op_ra du Caire, Ballet Royal des Flandres, Ballet Royal de Wallonie, Ballet du San Carlo de Naples, Ballet National de Bordeaux, Ballet du Rhin, Ballet du Nord, Ballet National de Nancy, Ballet de Nantes, Ballet de Nice, Euro Ballet du Luxembourg, Ballet du Stadteater de Karlsruhe, Ballet National Tunisien, Capitole de Toulouse, Europa Danse, Ballet Junior de Gen_ve, Ecole du Ballet Royal des Flandres, CNSM de Lyon, CNSM de Paris, Jeune Ballet du Qu_bec, Jeune Ballet International de Cannes.
He also ventured significantly into the field of opera, in collaborative work with Robert Fortune (Cendrillon, Orph_e aux Enfers, Candide), Peter Busse (Capriccio), Alberto Fassini (A_da), Jean-Louis Pichon (Richard Coeur de Lion, H_rodiade), Fr_d_ric Pineau (La Poule Noire).
In the year 2000 he was made a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and since 2001 he has been in charge of the artistic management of the dance festival — Le Temps d'Aimer — taking place in September in Biarritz.