Jerome Tisserand

Jerome Tisserand | Principal Dancer

Jerome Tisserand is from Lyon, France. He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School, with Pascale Courdioux in Lyon, and at the School of American Ballet. He joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2006. Mr. Tisserand joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2007 and was promoted to soloist in 2012 and principal in 2014.

In addition to his PNB repertory, Mr. Tisserand performed works by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, and Twyla Tharp while at Miami City City Ballet. He also performed as a student with Paris Opera Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet School, at the School of American Ballet in works by Benjamin Millepied and Christopher Wheeldon, and for the New York Choreographic Institute in works by Charlotte Griffin, Paul Julius, and Miao Zong. He has performed as a guest artist with Allegheny Ballet Company, among others.

Mr. Tisserand won second prize at the 2003 Dance Festival of Artists in Nyon, Switzerland, and first prize in the 2004 Prix Carpeaux in Valenciennes, France.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Coppélia (Franz, Discord and War)
  • Diamonds
  • Emeralds
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Divertissement pas de deux, Lysander, Cavalier)
  • Rubies
  • Serenade
  • La Source
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C
  • Theme and Variations
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Albrecht, Hilarion, Peasant pas de deux)
Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Little mortal jump
  • One Thousand Pieces
Kyle Davis
  • A Dark and Lonely Space*
David Dawson
  • Empire Noir
  • A Million Kisses to my Skin
Ulysses Dove
  • Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven
  • Red Angels
  • Serious Pleasures
Nacho Duato
  • Rassemblement
William Forsythe
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Kiyon Gaines
  • Sum Stravinsky
Paul Gibson
  • Mozart Pieces
  • The Piano Dance
  • Rush
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund, Blue Bird pas de deux, Gold and Silver pas de trois)
Jiri Kylian
  • Forgotten Land
  • Petite Mort
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jessica Lang
  • Her Door to the Sky*
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Cendrillon (Prince)
  • Roméo et Juliette (Romeo, Acolyte)
Benjamin Millepied
  • Appassionata
  • 3 Movements*
Mark Morris
  • Kammermusik No. 3*
  • Pacific
Margaret Mullin
  • Lost in Light*
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Cylindrical Shadows
Justin Peck
  • Debonair*
  • In the Countenance of Kings
  • Year of the Rabbit
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
  • Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Jerome Robbins
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Glass Pieces
  • In the Night
  • Other Dances
  • West Side Story Suite (Tony)
Kent Stowell
  • Carmina Burana
  • Cinderella (Prince, Evil Sprite, Harlequin)
  • Nutcracker (Prince, Commedia)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Pas de trois)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less
Price Suddarth
  • Signature*
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Brief Fling
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
  • Opus 111
  • Waiting at the Station
Ezra Thomson
  • The Perpetual State*
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia
  • Tide Harmonic*
  • Variations Sérieuses (Premier Danseur)

* Originated role