Philippe Giraudeau studied dance in La Rochelle and made his debut in France before joining the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Second Stride. In 1988 he won the “London Dance and Performance Award”. He has performed in England as an actor and a dancer at the National Theatre (Skriker and Pericles), the Royal Opera House (Chérubin), the Orange Tree Theatre (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme), the Royal Court Theatre (A Mouthful of Birds), and the I.C.A. Theatre, London (The Princess of Cleves and Secret Gardens). He has created the choreography for numerous opera productions in collaboration with Tim Albery (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera, From the House of the Dead and Boris Godunov at the English National Opera, The Flying Dutchman at the Royal Opera House in London), Robert Carsen (Semele, The Cunning Little Vixen, Kátia Kabanová in Antwerp, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Alcina and Rusalka at the Paris Opera, Dialogues des carmélites in Amsterdam and Milan, Il Trovatore at the Bregenz Festival, Der Rosenkavalier in Salzburg and at London’s Royal Opera House, La Traviata at La Fenice, Elektra in Tokyo, Manon Lescaut in Vienna, Salomé in Florence, Iphigénie en Tauride in Chicago, Rinaldo in Glyndebourne, Don Giovanni at Milan’s La Scala, The Love for Three Oranges in Berlin, Rigoletto at the Aix Festival), Richard Jones (Jenůfa in Amsterdam and Chicago, Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opera North and the English National Opera, Juliette ou la clé des songes at the Paris Opera, Un ballo in maschera and La Bohème at the Bregenz Festival, Les Troyens at the ENO, The Cunning Little Vixen in Amsterdam, Annie get your Gun at the Young Vic in London), Antony McDonald (Aida, Samson et Dalila and Snatched by the Gods / Broken Strings at the Scottish Opera, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town at the Grange Park Opera, Lohengrin at the Welsh National Opera), Stephen Langridge (Arianna in Creta at the Reis Opera, Tangier Tattoos for the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Otello at the Salzburg Festival, Minautor at Covent Garden, La Damnation de Faust in Chicago), and John Fuljames (The Enchanted Pig at the Young Vic in London, From the House of the Dead at the Opera North).