Born in Washington DC, USA, Hamilton Nieh received his early ballet training in Hong Kong and Seattle. His first experiences on stage include child roles in ballets such as George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seryozha in André Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina with Hong Kong Ballet.
At age 16 he was granted a full scholarship to study at San Francisco Ballet School. Two years later, Hamilton was invited by Víctor Ullate to train at his school in Madrid, Spain where he began his professional career as an apprentice to his company, Víctor Ullate Ballet.
Hamilton danced with Sacramento Ballet, Alberta Ballet and Luna Negra Dance Theater before joining Les Grands Ballets under Gradimir Pankov’s direction in 2011. In 2013 Hamilton moved to France to join Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin under the direction of Ivan Cavallari with whom he returned to Les Grands Ballets in 2017. He was promoted to demi-soloist in 2022.