|Jonathan Byrne Ollivier|
Jonathan Byrne Ollivier (born 1977) is a British danseur.
Born in Northampton, he studied both classical ballet and contemporary at the Rambert Ballet School. After graduating in 1996, he joined CAPAB (since renamed the Cape Town City Ballet Company). He became a principal before returning to England in 1999 to join the Northern Ballet Company as Principal. Before leaving he married South African principal ballerina Desiré Samaai in Paarl, Cape Town. Ollivier joined the Alberta Ballet Company as a Principal dancer in 2007. Ollivier is a strong partner, fine actor and a dancer of extraordinary physical and emotional intensity .
- nominated as Outstanding Young Male Artist in National Dance Awards, 2002
- nominated as Best Male Dancer in National Dance Awards, 2003–2004
- Honorary Fellowship from the University of Northampton, 2006
- Dance Awards for the Best Male Dancer 2003
- 2006 Honorary Graduates
- Ballet magazine
- Top British dancer for Carmen
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