Contests and auditions


Audition for female and male dancers for the Corps de Ballet. Permanent and temporary posts

Auditions will take place on Friday July 6th at Palais Garnier

The audition is open to candidates aged between 16 and 26 years old on the date of audition. 

A pre-selection will be processed on the basis of the candidate's file. 

Contest program

  • Eliminatory first part : dance class
  • Second round : demanded classical variation, selected form Paris Opera repertoire.
Women : "Raymonda", Acte II, variation de Raymonda, chorégraphie de Rudolf Noureev d'après Marius Petipa     
"Raymonda", Acte II, variation de Raymonda

Men: "Le Lac des Cygnes", Acte III, variation du Prince Siegfried, chorégraphie de Rudolf Noureev d'après Marius Petipa

NB: It is allowed to perform the last pirouettes of the variation to the left or to the right, whether you are left-handed or right-handed dancer        

"Le Lac des Cygnes", Acte III, variation du Prince Siegfried

How to apply

Fill in the form on line and load the requested documents: 

  • passeport copy
  • a resume
  • two full-lenght pictures (women: on points, tunic and tights - men: on half points, tee shirt and tights)
    - piqué arabesque on points 
    - retiré genou
  • a portrait

For any further question, you can reach the secretariat of Direction de la Danse
at +33 (0)1 40 01 24 52 and

Closing date for application: Friday June 15th, 2018.

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