Dorothée Gilbert
Étoile

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1995: After studying at the Toulouse Conservatoire, she enters the Ballet School.
2000: She joins the Corps de ballet at the age of 17.
2003: "Coryphée". AROP Dance Prize. She dances the "Pas de deux des paysans" in Giselle (after Coralli and Perrot) and in ballets by Rudolf Nureyev and Balanchine.
2004: "Sujet". Cercle Carpeaux Prize. She dances Emeraudes / Joyaux (Balanchine), O zlozony / O composite (Brown), Pas. / parts (Forsythe), Effie in La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni), Etudes (Lander) and Kitri in Don Quichotte (Nureyev).
2006: "Première danseuse".
Artifact Suite, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe), the title role in Paquita (Lacotte after Mazilier and Petipa), Manon in La Dame aux camélias (Neumeier), Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Spring and Summer in Cendrillon (Nureyev), The Bandit Leader in Carmen (Petit).

Following a performance of The Nutcracker (Nureyev) where she dances the role of Clara for the first time, on 19 November 2007, she is named "Étoile".

She has since added to her repertoire : Swanilda in Coppelia, The Star and the title role in La Petite danseuse de Degas (P. Bart), Les Quatre Tempéraments, the first movement of Symphony in C, Rubis / Joyaux, Apollon, Mozartiana, the Divertissement from Le Songe d’une nuit d’été, Theme et Variations, La Valse (Balanchine), Serait-ce la mort ? (Béjart), the title role in Giselle (after Coralli and Perrot), Tatiana in Onéguine (Cranko), Nuages, Bella Figura, Tar and Feathers (Kylián), the title role of La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni), Suite en blanc (Lifar), Manon in L’Histoire de Manon (MacMillan), Triade (Millepied), Prudence in La Dame aux camélias, Troisième Symphonie de Gustav Mahler, Le Chant de la terre (Neumeier), Henriette and Raymonda in Raymonda, one of the Sisters and the title role of Cendrillon, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Odette / Odile in Swan Lake, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Nureyev), Albertine in Proust ou les intermittences du cœur (Petit), Psyche (Ratmansky), En Sol, The Ballerina in The Concert, Other Dances (Robbins).

Main creations at the Opéra national de Paris

AndreAuria (Lock, 2002), Lise / La Fille mal gardee (Ashton, 2007), Genus (McGregor, 2007), L’Anatomie de la sensation (McGregor, 2011), Les Variations Goldberg (Robbins, 2016), Brahms Schonberg Quartet (Balanchine, 2016), Renaissance (Bertaud, 2017).
Prix Leonide Massine (Positano, 2006), Prix Ballet 2000 
(Cannes, 2006), Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

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