Stéphane Fournial is a French Ballet dancer, he was born in France, in June 1961.
Fournial started his artistic career with the Ballet de Marseille of Roland Petit in 1979, and two years later danced at the «Opéra du Nord» in Lille. In 1982, he danced as a guest artist with the Tokyo Ballet. From 1984 until 1990 he danced with the Ballet Company of «Badisches Staatstheater» in Karlsruhe (Germany). From 1990 he guested with several important international Theatres, including the « Stuttgart Ballet », the « Marijinsky » in St. Petersbourg, the « Teatro National di Sao Carlos » in Lisbon, the Scottish Ballet, the « Teatro Alla Scala » in Milan, the « Teatro San Carlo » in Naples, the « Ballet du Capitole » in Toulouse, the « Teatro la Fenice » in Venice, the « Arena di Verona », and many others. In 1995 he was awarded the « Positano Prize Léonid Massine », and the « Festival Split Prize » in Croatia in 1997. During his career as a dancer, he performed the role of Albrecht in « Giselle », Romeo in « Romeo and Juliet », Basilio in « Don Quichotte », Prince Siegfried in « Swan Lake », Don José in Carmen, and then « le Corsaire », « les Sylphides », « Cinderella », « Coppelia », « the Nutcracker » and many others. He danced with some of the most important international stars : Claude de Vulpian, Carole Arbo, Irena Pasaric, Margaret Illman, Carla Fracci, Sofiane Sylve. And he worked with great choreographers including Roland Petit, Wayne Eagling, Pierre Lacotte, Robert North, Maurice Béjart, Frederic Ashton, Hans Van Manen, Germinal Casado, Derek Dean, Joseph Lazzini e Tetley, Luciano Cannito.