Samaël Maurice

Young Artist

Introducing Samaël

Born in Quebec, Canada, Samaël began dancing at the age of seven. In 2014 he trained with ESBQ (École supérieure de ballet du Québec) before starting at Ellison Ballet where he trained for four years. In 2021, Samaël began private coaching with Sandra Mühlbauer and Diego Castro before joining Queensland Ballet as a Jette Parker Young Artist in 2022. Samaël dreams of one day performing Albrecht in Giselle because the characterisation requires the dancer to be both playful and noble at the same time, and the ‘musique’ (music) is very inspiring.

Repertoire highlights

  • La Sylphide - James
  • The Sleeping Beauty - Blue Bird
  • The Nutcracker (Children of the party, Fritz, Flower Waltz pas de deux, Pas de trois)
  • Symphonie 5.1 vans Grimde- espace corps secret

Who inspires you to dance?

Cesar Corrales really inspired me to dance as his parents Taïna Morales and Jesus Corrales were my very first ballet teachers as a kid. I also remember seeing Carlos Acosta as Spartacus dancing at the Royal Ballet; he blew my mind and really inspired me to keep working hard.

Professional Accolades

  • Prix de Lausanne 2021
  • Ballet Grand Prix Vienna 2021 - Finalist with Encouragement Award
  • Beijing International Ballet Competition 2021- Finalist

Did you know…

Samaël really enjoys unwinding in nature where he reads, draws, and meditates.


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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