Simon Rydén is from Stockholm, Sweden. He received his initial education at The Royal Swedish Ballet School and Diambra in Stockholm. He has since graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, where he studied a wide variety of modern techniques, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2019. There, he performed works by choreographers like Roy Assaf, Aszure Barton, and Jiri Kylian among others. In Sweden, he has worked with Fredrik Rydman in his Nutcracker in 2016 as well as other independent projects.
Ballet class for me is about waking up and getting your body ready for the day. I prefer to focus on the class/technique as a tool to become more aware of the space around me and my body internally. By awakening this awareness, along with the help of anatomical and spatial imagery, it becomes easier to work within the limitations of your own body and move more freely and intentionally through space.
Simon är på Danscentrum Väst via Konstnärsnämndens Internationella Residens (KID) under vecka 8 och 9 tillsammans med Oliver Flor Jull.