Born in Switzerland, Ken Ossola trained under Claude Boucherin and then Beatriz Consuelo at the École de Danse de Genève.
In 1989, he came to the attention of Jiří Kylián, who took him on as a member of his junior ballet troupe. In 1992, he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (NDT 1), where he worked with some of the world’s greatest choreographers, from Jiří Kylián to William Forsythe. He created his first choreographies at the NDT workshops in The Hague. In 1999, he left NDT to begin his career as an independent choreographer and went on to create a number of works that have been performed around the world.
Ossola has restaged works by master choreographer Jiří Kylián for a wide range of companies (ABT, Paris Opera Ballet, Grands Ballets Canadiens, Munich Opera Ballet, etc.).
Starting in 2010, orders for Ken Ossola’s choreographic works began pouring in, leading to the creation of Sed Lux Permanet for Geneva’s Grand Theatre Ballet Company and White Lies for Tanz Luzerner Theater in 2010, Fine Line for NDT2, MIR for the Jeune Ballet de Lyon in 2011, Kiokou for the Ballet junior de Genève in 2012, Mémoire de l’Ombre for Geneva’s Grand Theatre Ballet Company in 2014, and White Lies for Kayzer Ballet in Portugal in 2015.
Artistic Director Gradimir Pankov gave him the opportunity to create Dim Light of Dawn, set to Rachmaninov’s music, for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.