- Paris Opera Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a soloist in 2002
Promoted to principal dancer in 2003
A native of Paris, France, Pascal trained at Paris Opera Ballet School and danced with Royal Ballet of Flanders and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo before joining SF Ballet as a soloist in 2002. He was promoted to principal dancer the following year.
Pascal’s repertory includes a number of principal and featured roles such as Hilarion in Tomasson’s Giselle, King of Snow in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Sancho Panza in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Gremin in Cranko’s Onegin, Aminta in Morris’ Sylvia, and The Poet in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. He created principal roles in Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Beaux and Joyride; Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, RAkU (Monk), Reflections, Study in Motion, and Swimmer; Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Blue Rose, and On a Theme of Paganini; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Number Nine; and Zanella’s Underskin, among others.
Pascal danced the role of Mercutio in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. As a guest artist, he performed at the Montpellier International Dance Festival in 2002; in Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette at the Grand Theater of Geneva and the Alto Theater in Essen in 2001; with Tokyo Tsuruta Ballet Arts in 2000–2001; at the Prix de Lausanne’s closing ceremony in 1999; at a Houston Ballet gala in 1998; and at a gala in Bordeaux with Paris Opera Ballet in 1997. Pascal also received the gold medal and Special Jury Prize at the International Mediterranean Competition in 1994. After retiring from the Company as a principal dancer in 2016, he joined the faculty of SF Ballet School.