Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dance
Employed Since: 2022
Minou Lallemand is from Colombia and grew up in New York City. Her early training was at the Neubert Ballet Institute. She graduated from the New York High School of Performing Arts while also on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School.
During her professional performing career she danced with Ballet Arizona for eight seasons, as well as with Garden State Ballet, Princeton Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Albany/Berkshire Ballet, American Repertory Ballet and Ballet Chicago. She was a cast member of the national tour of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” in Mexico City.
Minou has created works for Ballet Arizona, New Choreographers on Point, the Youth America Grand Prix Competition, Three Phantoms in Concert, the Latin Choreographers Festival in New York, Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Hawaii Symphony and Ballet Hawaii.
As a teacher she taught at Ballet Hawaii, Punahou School, Nix Performing Arts Center and the University of Hawaii, and was artistic director of Queen Emma Ballet in Honolulu, Hawaii. She now resides in Maryland with her family and teaches ballet at Shenandoah University, the City Ballet School in Hagerstown, and she is also earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at Wilson College.
Minou founded the Onium Ballet Project in 2004 as a vehicle for her choreography. The company is strongly based in classical technique combined with contemporary movement. Onium Ballet Project’s unique collaborations with Chamber Music Hawaii have presented Minou’s original choreography with a variety of chamber ballet scores.
Minou has created new ballets to Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” Darius Milhaud’s “Creation of the World,” Paul Hindemith’s “Der Damon,” Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” Bohuslav Martinu’s “La Revue de Cuisine,” Miguel del Aguila’s “Clocks,” Sergei Prokofiev’s “Trapeze,” Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres,” Osvaldo Golijov’s “Lullaby and Doina,” and Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Leyendas.” Onium will be doing a new production of “L’Histoire du Soldat” by Igor Stravinsky with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in February 2023.