Alice Renavand Étoile
Ballet of the Opera

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On March 27th 2013, she is made an « Étoile » following a performance of Le Parc (Angelin Preljocaj), in which she had performed the lead female role for the first time.


She has since added to her repertoire: Lise in The Wayward Daughter (Ashton), Le Palais de cristal, Violin Concerto, Hippolyte in Le Songe d’une nuit d’été, Emeraudes and Rubis / Joyaux (Balanchine), Nouredda in La Source (J.-G. Bart), Verklarte Nacht (De Keersmaeker), L’Accusée in Fall River Legend (De Mille), Woundwork 1 (Forsythe), Bella Figura, Tar and Feathers (Kylian), AndreAuria (Lock), Esmeralda in Notre‑Dame de Paris (Petit).

She enters the Paris Opera Ballet School.

At the age of 17, she joins the Corps de ballet. She performs the role of the Japanese Juror in Le Concours (Maurice Béjart), the Singer  from the Caf’conc’ in La Petite Danseuse de Degas (Patrice Bart) and the Prostitute in The Seven Deadly Sins (Laura Scozzi). 

She becomes a “Coryphée”. She is chosen to perform the roles of Creüse in Le Songe de Médée (Angelin Preljocaj) and Eurydice in Orpheus and Eurydice (Pina Bausch). She also dances Glacial Decoy (Trisha Brown).

She is made a “Sujet”. She dances Agon (George Balanchine) and the role of the Chosen One  in The Rites of Spring (Pina Bausch). She also performs Approximate Sonata, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe), Nosferatu (Jean-Claude Gallotta), Bella Figura (Jiří Kylián), Suite en Blanc (Serge Lifar), the Street Dancer in Don Quichotte (Rudolf Nureyev).

Prix AROP de la Danse. She dances the role of the Chosen One in The Rites of Spring (Maurice Béjart), White Darkness (Nacho Duato), the Servant in The House of Bernarda Alba (Mats Ek), In the Middle Somewhat Elevated (William Forsythe), the title role of Kaguyahime (Jiří Kylián), Œnone in Phaedra (Serge Lifar), Nathalie in Les Enfants du Paradis (José Martinez), the Miller’s Wife in Le Tricorne (Leonide Massine), Genus (Wayne McGregor), the Third Shade in La Bayadère, one of the Sisters in Cinderella (Rudolf Nureyev), the role of Death in The Young Man and Death and the Most Beautiful Girl in the world in Le Rendez-vous (Roland Petit), Sujata and the vision of the Awakening in Siddharta (Angelin Preljocaj), Vénus in Psyché (Alexei Ratmansky).

She is promoted to “Première danseuse”. She dances in Apartment (Mats Ek), Doux Mensonges (Jiří Kylián), the title role of Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa), Effie in La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Philippe Taglioni), the Pas de cinq in Suite en Blanc (Serge Lifar), Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan) and Kitri in Don Quichotte (Rudolf Nureyev).

Parcours d'Étoile : ALICE RENAVAND

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 25 June to 16 July 2022

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