Pascal Molat was born in Paris and trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. After dancing for The Royal Ballet of Flanders and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo as a principal dancer, he joined the San Francisco ballet in 2002 as soloist and was promoted to principal dancer the following year.
Molat 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. He performed in The Tosca Project with American Conservatory Theater in 2010. He received the gold medal and Special Jury Prize at the International Mediterranean Competition in 1994.
He is currently a faculty member at San Francisco Ballet School.
Molat has performed such principal and featured roles as Basilio in Petipa Don Quixote Alain in Lazzini’s La Fille Mal Gardée, Dartagnan in Prokovsky's Three Musketeers, Hilarion in Tomasson’s Giselle, King of the Snow and Droselmeyer in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, 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 Firebird, 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.
Molat’s repertory also includes Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Ballo della Regina, “Emeralds,” The Four Temperaments, “Rubies,” Symphony in C, and Tarantella; Bintley’s The Dance House; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and in the middle, somewhat elevated; Garnier’s Aunis; Kudelka’s Dreams of Harmony; MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations; van Manen’s Grosse Fuge and Solo; McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, A Garden, Maelstrom, and Sandpaper Ballet; Possokhov’s Firebird (Kaschei) and Magrittomania; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, From Foreign Lands, Russian Seasons, and Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9); Robbins’ The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, Dybbuk, Fancy Free, and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Hummingbird; Taylor’s Company B and Spring Rounds; Tomasson’s Swan Lake; Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas; Welch’s Falling; and Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Rush, and Within the Golden Hour.