About

Born in Antwerp Belgium, Flemish ballet dancer Alain Honorez finished his studies @ the Royal Ballet school of Antwerp in 1996 before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a member of the corps de ballet.

He quickly promoted to demi soloist in 1997 after portraying the role of Mercutio in André Prokovsky's version of Romeo and Juliet. In that same year, Alain also won the 2nd prize @ the Eurovision Dance Competition in Gdansk, Poland. He later became soloist and first soloist in 1999 and 2001, before being named Principal dancer of the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2004.

During his 16 year long career with the Royal Ballet of Flanders Alain was chosen by many choreographers such as Marcia Haydée, William Forsythe, David Dawson, Nicolo Fonte, Christian Spuck, Jiri Kylian, Jorma Elo and many others to lead in their ballets and creations.

Alain is known for his very specific style of movement both strong and elegant but most importantly for his use of drama within dance.

When Marcia Haydée chose him to dance the role of Carabosse in her version of the Sleeping Beauty in 2006, Alain was able to develop his love for acting. It became his most remarkable role to date as he was asked by Haydée to dance the part as a guest dancer both with the Santiago Ballet in Chile (2008) and with the West Australian Ballet in Perth (2010).
In 2009, Marcia Haydée chose Alain to become von Rothbart in her new version of Swan Lake. She created that role especially for him.

Over the years he participated in several gala performances such as the 'Dance Salad Festival' in Houston-Texas, the 'Laguna Beach Dance Festival' in LA, the 'Gala del dia mundial de la Danza' in Madrid-Spain and more recently in the 'Gala internacional del Teatro Colon' in Buenos Aires-Argentina. He also performed as a guest artist in Tokyo-Japan and Hong Kong-China.

Alain won the Mathilde Schroyens Dance Prize in 2008, was nominated for best Male Dancer - Prix Benois De La Danse in 2009 and was recently given a 'Golden Label' by the internet site Klassiek Centraal for the achievement in dance during his career.

As of August 2012, Alain works as a freelance dancer and photographer and is currently teaching and coaching @ Dansstudio Arabesque.