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The Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet is today considered to be one of the world's finest companies. The average age is 25, making it one of the youngest. Its repertoire is very extensive, ranging from the major romantic and classical ballets to creations by contemporary choreographers.
The Ballet currently stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad.

 

Members

154 dancers | 18 étoiles | 14 premiers danseurs
Dancers usually join the ballet between the ages of 16 and 20 and continue their career through to the age of 42.

Management

The ballet is directed and managed by the Company Director, Brigitte Lefèvre, assisted by an Administrator, Olivier Aldeano, a Ballet Master, Laurent Hilaire, directly associated with the Company Director, two ballet masters, four assistant ballet masters, a stage manager and five assistant stage managers. 6 teachers run daily morning lessons. The afternoons are set aside for rehearsals which can also be held in the evening when there is no performance.

Organisation

Practically all the dancers are trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School.
Admittance to the corps de ballet is organised on the basis of an annual competitive entrance exam and proportional to the number of available places.
The annual corps de ballet exam allows dancers to move up the echelons of the hierarchy:
quadrille, coryphée, sujet, premier danseur.
The étoiles are appointed by the Director of the Opera on the basis of recommendations made by the Company Director.

Location

The Company is located at the Palais Garnier. Lessons and rehearsals are most frequently held in the 4 classrooms, the 5 rehearsal rooms (Lifar, Noureev, Petipa rooms, Chauviré and Zambelli) and occasionally in the Foyer de la Danse. If ballets are performed at the Opéra Bastille, dancers have appropriate facilities there: dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms (Nijinski and Balanchine rooms).

The Opera Ballet

Organization charts at the 1st January 2014

étoiles

Eleonora Abbagnato , Isabelle Ciaravola , Emilie Cozette , Aurélie Dupont , Dorothée Gilbert , Marie-Agnès Gillot, Myriam Ould Braham , Ludmila Pagliero ,   Laëtitia Pujol , Alice Renavand, Jérémie Bélingard , Stéphane Bullion , Mathieu Ganio , Mathias Heymann , Josua Hoffalt, Nicolas Le Riche , Hervé Moreau , Karl Paquette , Benjamin Pech


Premiers danseurs

Amandine Albisson, Valentine Colasante , Nolwenn Daniel , Eve Grinsztajn , Mélanie Hurel, Stéphanie Romberg , Muriel Zusperreguy, François Alu, Audric Bezard, Alessio Carbone , Vincent Chaillet , Christophe Duquenne , Florian Magnenet , Stéphane Phavorin ,Pierre-Arthue Raveau, Emmanuel Thibault


Sujets

Caroline Bance, Aurélia Bellet, Marie-Solene Boulet, Heloïse Bourdon, Lucie Clément, Sarah Kora Dayanova, Mathilde Froustey, Marine Ganio, Charline Giezendanner, Christelle Granier, Laura Hecquet, Myriam Kamionka, Laurence Laffon, Sabrina Mallem, Sae Eun Park, Caroline Robert, Silvia-Cristel Saint-Martin, Pauline Verdusen, Séverine Westermann, Sébastien Bertaud, Yannick Bittencourt, Bruno Bouché, Guillaume Charlot, Yann Chailloux, Mallory Gaudion, Aurélien Houette, Axel Ibot, Florimond Lorieux, Allister Madin, Julien Meyzindi, Cyril Mitilian, Marc Moreau, Nicolas Paul, Alexis Renaud, Fabien Révillion, Yann Saïz, Daniel Stokes, Simon Valastro


Coryphées

Marion Barbeau, Léonore Baulac, Laure-Adelaïde Boucaud, Alexandra Cardinale, Letizia Galloni, Juliette Gernez, Daphné Gestin, Fanny Gorse, Emilie Hasboun, Juliette Hilaire, Amélie Lamoureux, Vanessa Legassy, Laurène Levy, Juliane Mathis, Hannah O’neill, Céline Palacio, Aubane Philbert, Charlotte Ranson, Ghyslaine Reichert, Lydie Vareilhes, Karine Villagrassa, Pascal Aubin, Adrien Bodet, Matthieu Botto, Mathieu Contat, Vincent Cordier, Adrien Couvez, Julien Cozette, Yvon Demol, Grégory Dominiak, Grégory Gaillard, Alexandre Gasse, Mickaël Lafon, Jérémy-Loup Quer, Germain Louvet, Hugo Marchand, Maxime Thomas, Hugo Vigliotti

 

Quadrilles

Anémone Arnaud, Laura Bachman, Camille De Bellefon, Alice Catonnet, Julia Cogan, Leïla Dilhac, Noëmie Djiniadhis, Peggy Dursort, Lucie Fenwick, Miho Fujii, Claire Gandolfi, Natacha Gilles, Clémence Gross, Emma D’Humières, Amélie Joannidès, Julie Martel, Lucie Mateci , Sophie Mayoux, Caroline Osmont, Sofia Parcen, Christine Peltzer, Ninon Raux, Maud Rivière, Roxane Stojanov, Gwenaëlle Vauthier, Ida Viikinkoski, Jennifer Visocchi, Alexandre Carniato, Jean-Baptiste Chavignier, Cyril Chokroun, Antonio Conforti, Takeru Coste, Arnaud Dreyfus, Antoine Kirscher, Alexandre Labrot, Pablo Legasa, Erwan Le Roux, Florent Melac, Antonin Monie, Samuel Murez, Pierre Rétif, Alexis Saramite, Francesco Vantaggio