in the art of mime by Ella Jaroszewicz (defector of “the Pantomime
Ballet of Wroclaw”, Poland National Theater founded and directed by
the dancer Henryk Tomaszewski), she performed in all the creations of
her company “The Magenia Theater” and took part in the tours in
Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain… from 1974 to 1994.
Piletta has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national
de Paris since 1977.
Marie BLAISE – Traditional dance
trained to French and Polish traditional dance, Marie Blaise
completed her dance training with contemporary dance and classical
ballet, but also with baroque dance and French and Italian
renaissance dance. From 1979, she performed in France and abroad with
the Michelle and Michel Blaise Folk French dance Company. For
this company, she co-created several shows for children (De la cour
au jardin, Bêtes à poils bêtes à plumes etentrechats, Coups de
bâton et cheval-jupon…). In
1992, she joined the Company of Master Guillaume and Sophie Rousseau,
whose work was focused on the relationship between music and dance in
the Renaissance repertoire. From 1996, she also participated in shows
of the Company l’Eventail (Marie-Geneviève Massé’s Company for
baroque dance) as performer and assistant of the choreographer.
Blaise has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national
de Paris since 2000.
Larrio EKSON – Contemporary
in New-York, Larrio Ekson was decided on studying theater at the age
of 16 and against his father’s will. Noticed by Lucille BEARDS, he
got a scholarship to study at the School of Fine Arts de Carnegie
Hall, which led him to the School of Harkness Ballet. In 1970, he
arrived in Paris and discovered the dance studios of the Villa Wagram
and the Salle Pleyel where he took Nina Vyroubova’s classes.
Legendary partner of Carolyn Carlson, the most famous choreographers
like Maurice Béjart and Jiri Kylian asked for him. Alongside his
carrier as a dancer, Larrio Ekson has earned an international name as
a renowned pedagogue: in 1992, Roland Petit gave him the
responsibility of the contemporary dance department at the National
Ballet School of Marseille, he is invited as teacher at the
Rudra-Béjart School, he also is a teacher at the Paris Opera Ballet,
the National Conservatoire of Paris, Lyon and La Rochelle, as well as
at the National Choreographic centers of Nancy and Roubaix.
Ekson has been teaching master-classes at the Ballet School of the
Opéra national de Paris since 2008.
Claire BAULIEU – Contemporary
Baulieu studied ballet and jazz in France, where she began her
dancing career at the age of 19 years with a singing and dancing
role in "Gomina", musical by François Wertheimer, and
danced in several ensembles for contemporary dance in Spain and in
the United States. It was in New York, as scholar Fulbright at the
Alvin Ailey American Dance Center that she specializes in modern
dance with the Lester Horton technique, master of the American dancer
and choreographer Alvin Ailey. Twice winner of the Franco-American
Commission, she enjoyed several long stays in the United States to
continue and expand her research on the theory and the repertoire of
the Horton technique. In 1984, she obtained the Certificate in
teaching contemporary dance, issued by the French Ministry of
Culture. Two years later, she was appointed to the direction of the
Conservatory of Dance in Bagnolet, which became an accredited
schooling 1996. She also began choreographing and signs solos for
young dancers including several medalists at national competitions of
the French Federation of Dance.
Beaulieu has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris since 1983.
Bruce TAYLOR – Jazz
dancer and teacher, Bruce Taylor comes from New York where he was
trained at the Alvin American Dance School and at the Martha Graham
School of Contemporary Dance. After performing with the companies of
Agnès de Mille, Bella Levinski, Walter Nicks and Elisa Monté, he
came to live in France in the 1980s. He worked with Peter Goss and
Redha before creating his own company in 1996: ChoréOnyx. He also
created works for other companies and has been teaching ‘modern
jazz’ all over Europe, especially at the English National Ballet,
the Royal Ballet School, as well as at the Bartholin International
Dance Seminars in Copenhagen.
Taylor has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national
de Paris since 1993.
Roxana BARBACARU – Character dance
at the Ballet School of Bucharest from 1966 to 1975, Roxana Barbacaru
got a baccalaureate in dance studies in 1975. Soloist of the
Bucharest National Opera from 1975 to 1984, she joined the Ballet
School of the Opéra national de Paris in 1984 where she followed a
professional training to become a dance teacher. In 1994, she founded
her own character dance company – Roxana Barbacaru Company – and
staged several shows for it (Rencontres dansées, Voyage autour de la
danse, Danse de l’Europe orientale). At the same time, she created
and performed in La divine Analogie and La voix qui se voit.
dance teacher at the Paris CNSMDP and CNR, Roxana Barbacaru has been
teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris since
Jessica BAUMANN-CHOPPE – Character dance
Baumann-Choppe was first trained to classical ballet and studied
dance with renowned masters such as Gilbert Mayer, Jean Golovine and
then Roxana Barbacaru with whom she discovered character dance. She
worked and improved her knowledge with her for over 20 years and was
her assistant for many years at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris. Their complicity and involvement for character
dance led Jessica Baumann-Choppe to enhance her work especially with
Irina Grejbina in Paris and Yuri Vassilkov in St. Petersburg and to
continue to deepen her experiences through personal research on
traditional dances. Eager to pass on her knowledge to a wider public,
she founded the Dance Academy in Meaux where she enjoys transmitting
this rich and fulfilling discipline.
Baumann-Choppe has been teaching at the Ballet School Janine Stanlowa
and at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris since 2011.
François-Xavier FEREY – Gymnastique
since 1993 and head of the physiotherapy department at the National
Institute for Sport and Physical Education since 2001,
François-Xavier Ferey is also coordinator of the Performance Support
Unit (rehabilitation, physical training and recovering), coach and
member of the judges in the physiotherapy field. He was also a member
of the medical team at the Olympic Games (Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008
and London 2012) and of the paramedical management team (gymnastics,
rehabilitation, stretching) of French Teams (aerobatics, riding,
rowing…). Meanwhile, he was in charge of gymnastics classes and of
the back school at the C.H.R. in Pontoise from 1993 to 2001.
Ferey has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national
de Paris since 1996.
Scott Alan PROUTY – Musical expression
citizen and known in France as specialist in children’s voices,
Scott Alan Prouty completed his studies at the Eastman School of
Music in New York. Artistic Director of the Children Choir Sotto
Voce, he often directs children operas at the Bastille Opera and the
Théâtre du Châtelet. He also leads advanced classes for Choir
Direction and Musical Pedagogy in France and is often asked to coach
soloist children for movies, CDs, TV programs and shows at the Paris
Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet and Palais des Sports.
Alan Prouty has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris since 1988.
Sylvie JACQ MIOCHE – History of Dance
specialized in Modern Literature, Doctor in Aesthetics, Dance
historian, Sylvie Jacq Mioche worked on the Dictionnaire de la danse
(Dictionary of Dance), the Dictionnaire de la Musique Française au
XIXème siècle (Dictionary of the French Music during the 19th
century) and on the Encyclopédie des femmes créatrices
(Encyclopedia on creative women). In 2007, she published La danse vue
par Maurice Béjart et Colette Masson (Ballet revisited by Maurice
Béjart and Colette Masson). She regularly participates in drafting
the programs of the Paris Opera.
Jacq Mioche has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris since 2005.
Emmanuelle LYON – Anatomy
at the Balanchine School and by Maggie Black in New York, Emmanuelle
Lyon has danced with the Boston Ballet, the Bat-Dor dance company in
Israel, with Heinz Spoerli in Switzerland and Peter Goss in Paris. As
a ballet teacher and a specialist in Functional Analysis of the Body
in Danced Movement, she teaches regularly at the National Center for
Dance in Pantin and for the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet for the
teachers's course leading to the « Certificatd'Aptitude » and the
State Diploma. She also teaches at the university Paris 8, for the
acrobats at the National School for Circus Artists in
Rosny-sous-bois, at the National Center for Dance in Angers.
Lyon has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de
Paris since 2003.
Clément HERVIEU-LEGER – Acting
in the Comédie Française in 2005, he performed especially under the
direction of Marc Bozonnet, Anne Delbée, Andrzej Seweryn, Lukas
Hemleb, Claude Mathieu, Eric Génovèse, Robert Wilson, Véronique
Vella, Denis Podalydès, Pierre Pradinas, Loïc Corbery, Marc
Paquien, Muriel Mayette, Jean-Pierre Vincent, Anne-Laure Liégeois,
Lilo Baur… Outside the Comédie Française, he works with Daniel
Mesguich, Nita Klein, Bruno Bouché, and Patrice Chéreau and
appeared in movies with Catherine Corsini, Patrice Chéreauou
Guillaume Nicloux. Director,
he staged La Critique de l’Ecole des femmes by Molière, La
Didoneby Cavalli, l’Epreuveby Marivaux. He
signed the dramaturgy of La Source choreographed by Jean-Guillaume
Bart for the Paris Opera Ballet. Since 2010, he has been co-directing
the “Compagnie des Petits Champs”.
Hervieu-Léger has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris since 2009.
Daniel SAN PEDRO – Acting
at the National Conservatory in, Daniel San Pedro performed in
L’Épreuve by Marivaux, staged by Clément Hervieu-Léger with whom
he co-directs the “Compagnie des Petits Champs”.He participated
in several theatrical performances under the direction of Ladislas
Chollat, Fabrice Melquiot, Jean-Luc Revol, Marcel Maréchal, Gildas
Bourdet, Jean-Luc Palies, Franck Berthier, Philippe Calvario, Gregory
Baquet, Gaël Rabas, Laurent Serrano…For Les Sables Mouvants, he
was nominated for the Prix Michel Simon and was awarded the Best
Actor Award at the Festival Jeune Comédien de Bézier. From 2002 to
2005, he was associate artist at the Centre National de Créationin
Chateauvallon (Direction Christian Tamet). He
also staged A la recherche du lys (monologue taken by Garcia Lorca
which he adapted and performed), Ziryab, Le Romancero Gitan, Dans les
rues de la ville, Contes et recettes.
San Pedro has been teaching at the Ballet School of the Opéra
national de Paris since 2010.