Stephan Azulay

Stephan Azulay

Stephan Azulay

London, England


Stephan Azulay was promoted to Soloist in 2022. He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 2017 after spending three years at the Nevada Ballet Theatre and two years dancing in the Joffrey Concert Group, and was promoted to Second Soloist in the RWB Company in 2019.

Notable roles for Stephan include Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Mercutio and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Nick in The Handmaid’s Tale: Based on the Novel by Margaret Atwood, Albrecht in Giselle, Zidler in Moulin Rouge® - The Ballet, Helfer in The Princess and the Goblin, and the Scarecrow in the Canadian premiere of Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. When he was in New York City at the Joffrey Concert Group, he performed a wide variety of repertoire and styles and worked with world-renowned dancers such as Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Africa Guzman and Gary Chryst.

Stephan also works as a choreographer and has created several pieces for members of the RWB Company as well as for the Nevada Ballet Theatre, one of which was on the stage of the Mystere Theatre for Cirque du Soleil. His favourite pieces to watch and perform are those of the contemporary style and some choreographers he looks up to are Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman and Johan Inger.

Born in London, Stephan considers Sydney, Australia his hometown. He began dancing Flamenco at the age of two and started his ballet training at the age of eight. He trained at the Academy Ballet in Sydney, Australia and then obtained his Advanced Diploma in Dance, Certificate III in Dance, from the Victorian College of the Arts. Stephan continued his ballet training at the Australian Ballet School, and then joined the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group.

Stephan’s pre-show ritual always involves music. For each show, he creates himself a different playlist, especially for character roles. He often plays evil characters, and uses music to help get in the zone. He would happily curate a playlist for anyone who wants one.

When he’s not dancing, you can more than likely find Stephan in the kitchen. To say he’s into food is an understatement. His favourite food is chocolate, and he also enjoys eating and cooking Italian.

Stephan would love the opportunity to perform Cacti by Alexander Ekman or Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. These are two works he believes would fit the RWB Company “exceptionally” well.


Academy Ballet
Victorian College of the Arts
Australian Ballet School