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Born in Limoges, France, Vincent Gros was a finalist at the Grand Prix de Lausanne in 1994 and graduated the following year at the Royal Ballet School in London, where he was chosen to perform and tour with the Royal Ballet (under the direction of Sir Anthony Dowell) and Birmingham Royal Ballet (Sir Peter Wright).
Vincent later joined several international ballet companies as a soloist and principal dancer, including The Leipziger Ballett, Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, Cape Town City Ballet, Ballet Madrid, and was invited as a guest artist in European companies and festivals. He also participated as a principal dancer in international galas at the Teatro Real de Madrid (Spain), Sintra Festival (Portugal), Granada Music Festival (Spain), La Versiliana (Italy), Festival d’Arcachon (France), Cap Roig Festival among many others.
During his professional career Vincent has performed the first roles of the entire classical repertoire and numerous pieces by renowned choreographers such as Balanchine, Kylian, Cranko, Ashton, McMillan, Christie, North, Duato, Scholz, Montero and Touzeau among others.
Several roles have been created especially for him: Cinderella (Bonafoux), Jupiter and La Divina Comedia (Touzeau), Communicating Vessels (Goyo Montero) and several Uwe Scholz ballets, including The Great Mass, a piece awarded with the Deutscher Tanzpreis 1998 .
In recent years Vincent has worked as a teacher, repetitor and ballet master at Ballet Madrid, Ballett Mainz and the Barcelona Ballet Angel Corella, in addition to participating in his galas.
Since 2004 Vincent holds the French State Diploma of the Ministry of Culture as a dance teacher and has collaborated with schools, universities and seminars in France, Spain and Brazil (IBStage, Institute Of The Arts Barcelona, International Dance Seminar, Barcelona Summer Dance ). He currently works as the artistic director with The Companyia Juvenil de Ballet Clàssic de Catalunya, and as a teacher at the Centre de Dansa de Catalunya. In 2018, he joined the Ballet de Catalunya as a ballet master and assistant of Larissa Lezhnina on her version of Don Quijote.