Contests and auditions


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

On Wednesday July 10th at Palais Garnier

The audition is open to candidates aged over 16 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.

Female candidates – variation imposée

Caution : The first fouettés à l’italienne may be performed on the right or on the left, but the rest of the variation should remain unmodified.

« Soir de fête », chorégraphie de Léo Staats, musique de Léo Délibes.

Male candidates – variation imposée

Caution : this variation may be performed on the right-hand side as well as on the left. 

« Grand Pas Classique », chorégraphie de Victor Gsovsky, musique de Daniel-François-Esprit Auber.

How to apply

Fill in the form on line www.operadeparis/en/artists/contests-and-auditions/ballet and load the requested documents:
  • proof of identity, a resume, 
  • two full-lenght pictures : 1 with piqué arabesque on points + 1 with retiré genou (women: on point shoes, with tunic and tights; men: 1/2 points, with tee shirt and tights),
  • a portrait.

For any further question, you can reach Ballet management at +33 (0)1 40 01 24 52 or write to

Closing date for application: Friday June 14th, 2019 at 00:00 pm.

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