Yannick Boquin received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School and the National Conservatoire of Paris. He danced as a principal dancer with Bonn Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Rome Opera Ballet and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Over his career he has been the recipient many prizes, including 1st Prize of the Conservatoire of Paris (1981), Gold Medal at the Houlgate Competition (1985), Gold Medal at the International Competition in Paris (1987) and Positano and Leonide Massine Award (1995). He worked as a Ballet Master with the Vienna Opera Ballet from 2004 until 2006. Since then he has worked as a successful freelance teacher with the numerous ballet companies and schools around the world, such as Bolshoï theater Moscow, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dresden SemperOper Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and many more.