Born in Washington DC, Hamilton Nieh grew up in Hong Kong and Seattle. He completed his professional dance training at the San Francisco Ballet School and Víctor Ullate Centro de Danza. His professional career spans nearly two decades dancing in Spain, the US, France and Canada. Currently based in Montreal with Les Grands Ballets, Nieh most recently originated the role of Romeo in the premiere of Ivan Cavallari’s Romeo and Juliet.
Nieh’s repertoire also includes principal roles in Giselle (Hilarion), Casse-noisette (Peter), Pinocchio (Gepetto) and The Enchanted Gift (Professor Nicolas) by Cavallari, Seventh Symphony (4th movement) and Le Rouge et le Noir (Julien Sorel) by Uwe Scholz, Mauro Bigonzetti’s The Four Seasons (Spring), Bertrand D’At’s Roméo et Juliette (Roméo), Bridget Breiner’s The Firebird (the boy), Divertimento No.15 and Serenade (Waltz couple) by George Balanchine, Étienne Béchard’s Cupidon s’en fout (Young couple), José Limón’s There is a time, Asaf Messerer’s Spring Waters, Peter Quanz’s Blushing, Stijn Celis’ Anima and Edgar Zendejas’ Sonata de Luna.
Nieh has originated featured roles in new creations by Garrett Smith, Aszure Barton, Marcos Morau, Emily Molnar, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ed Wubbe, Andrew Skeels, Vanesa GR Montoya and Eduardo Vilaro in collaboration with celebrated jazz clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera among others.