Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet

José Martinez, Director of Dance

José Martinez has been named Dance Director of the Paris Opera by General Director Alexander Neef, and took up the position in December 2022.

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The Company

The Company is made up of 154 dancers, most of them graduates of the Paris Opera Ballet School. The average age - around 25 - makes it one of today's youngest companies.

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The Étoiles

Learn more about the Étoiles dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, appointed at the end of a performance by the General Director on the recommendation of the Director of Dance.

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Latest news

Creation of the Paris Opera's Junior Ballet

The Paris Opera announces the creation of a Junior Ballet comprising 18 dancers aged 17 to 23 from September 2024.

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Myriam Ould-Braham's farewell to the stage

Étoile dancer Myriam Ould-Braham made her farewell to the stage on June 18, 2024, performing the title-role of Giselle at the Palais Garnier.

A look back at her career and the evolution of her personality, from her first dance lessons to this latest role.

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Bleuenn Battistoni named Étoile

Bleuenn Battistoni has been named Étoile following the performance of the ballet La Fille mal gardée on Tuesday March 26, 2024, by General Director Alexander Neef, and on the proposal of Dance director José Martinez.

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The Corps de Ballet dancers are recruited exclusively through an annual competition.

Applications are now closed for the 2024 recruitment competition.

Located in Nanterre, the Paris Opera Ballet School's mission is to train future dancers for the Paris Opera Ballet.

Dance instruction is provided on six levels. It is open to both girls and boys.

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Upcoming performances

Find the upcoming shows performed by the Paris Opera Ballet dancers.

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Watch the Paris Opera Ballet on Paris Opera Play

Giselle

by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Fetauring Dorothée Gilbert (Giselle), Karl Paquette (Albrecht), Valentine Colasante (Myrtha)...

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Swan Lake

by Rudolf Noureev

Featuring Léonore Baulac (Odette/Odile), Germain Louvet (Prince Siegfried), François Alu (Rothbart)...

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The Seasons' Canon / Frôlons / The Art of not Looking back / The Male Dancer

Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

Contemporary dance

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Filmed rehearsals

Backstage with the Paris Opera Ballet dancers

Fetauring Élisabeth Platel, Jean Guizerix, Monique Loudières, Alice Renavand, Stéphane Bullion, Sabrina Mallem, Inès McIntosh, Alice Catonnet, Axel Magliano, Nathan Bisson...

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Budding stars

Seasons 1, 2 and 3

The documentary series Graines d'étoiles (Budding stars) follows the lives of the students of the Paris Opera Ballet School over the course of ten years, from 2013 to 2023.

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The Paris Opera in French Guiana

This documentary series looks back at the creation of the L'Opéra en Guyane program, from the launch show to the dance workshops run by Paris Opera artists with various partners.

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