regina bustillos : CODA CONSULTING | RnP+ARTS : pierre vilanoba
about Pierre Vilanoba:
Born in Lille, France, Pierre trained at the Lille Conservatory and Paris Opéra Ballet School beginning at age seven. After completing his schooling, he joined The Paris Opéra Ballet for eight years, rising to the rank of Sujet. Pierre decided to explore the ballet world further, left Paris and joined San Francisco Ballet as a Soloist in 1998 and was quickly promoted to Principal dancer in 1999. His lead roles include the Prince in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid and Aminta in his Sylvia, Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin, Othello in Lar Lubovitch’s Othello, Orion in Mark Morris’ Sylvia, Benvolio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, Abderam and Jean de Brienne in his Raymonda, and Rothbart in his Swan Lake, Albrecht in Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle, Romeo in his Romeo & Juliet, Prince Desiré in his The Sleeping Beauty, Prince Siegfried and von Rothbart in his Swan Lake, Espada in his Don Quixote, and the Nutcracker Prince and Snow King in his Nutcracker.
While in Paris and San Francisco he participated in the creation of principal roles in works by Neumeier, James Kudelka, Jorma Elo, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Val Caniparoli, Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, Matjash Mrozewski, and others. Vilanoba’s broad repertory included ballet’s by Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Marius Petipa, Serge Lifar, Vaslav Nijinsky, Leonide Massine, Serge Diaghilev, Victor Gsovsky, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Angelin Preljocaj, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, David Bintley, Harald Lander, Anthony Tudor, Jacques Garnier, Lila York, Caroline Carlson, and Mats Ek. He has performed at galas around the world and in several ballet films with the Paris Opéra Ballet, including Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet. In December 2008, Vilanoba was featured as the Snow King in the PBS Great Performances broadcast of Tomasson’s Nutcracker. In 1999 Pierre worked with famed fashioned photographer Herb Ritts on a collection produced for Vogue France's millennium issue. His images have appeared in several books of Herb Ritts' photography as well as the traveling exhibition, HERB RITTS L.A. STYLE, curated in 2012 by The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Pierre retired from the stage in April 2013 and in May 2015 earned his Bachelor degree (summa cum laude) in performing arts, with an emphasis in psychology, through LEAP at St. Mary's College. He received his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, at the Wright Institute in September of 2017, and now practices as a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist combining the knowledge gained during his dancing career and his educational experiences into what he offers both his ballet students and psychotherapy clients.
from Regina Bustillos:
In May 2013, I left my job after 21 years with San Francisco Ballet, one of the worlds leading professional ballet companies. I had had the good fortune to work with many wonderful artists, including dancers, choreographers, musicians, designers, and stage technicians, at the top of their fields. Although I enjoyed my job and had been given tremendous opportunity during my years with SFB, I realized it was time for me to make a substantial change and move in a direction that would re-inspire me and foster creativity. It was a big and scary decision; leaving my colleagues, giving up my ritual and security, not knowing where I was going to land, but I knew I had the capacity to let go, jump in, and have faith. It wasn’t my first jump into the abyss but it had been quite some time. I have years of demonstrated experience in arts administration, executive and personal assistance, production, office management plus years of experience, as a classically trained performing artist. In taking a closer look at what drives me, and what I enjoy, I realize that I take pleasure in building productive and respectful working relationships. I'm passionate about efficiency, attention to fine detail, and making sure everything flows smoothly. My most comfortable place is behind the scenes – in the trenches taking care of business and … putting on the show. With my background working in the arts and non-profit environments I find it truly rewarding to share what I can with artists, choreographers, directors, producers, or anyone seeking my expertise and assistance.
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