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Josua Hoffalt
Étoile

Season 15/16 ArtistBallet of the Opera
© James Bort / OnP

On March 7th 2012, he is made an « Étoile » following a performance of La Bayadère (Rudolf Nureyev) in which he danced the role of Solor.

He has since added to his repertoire: the First Movement in Le Palais de Cristal George Balanchine), Albrecht in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot), the title role of Onegin (John Cranko), Lucien d’Hervilly in Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa), Études (Harald Lander), Des Grieux in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan), Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty (Rudolf Nureyev), Frollo in Notre-Dame de Paris (Roland Petit), the Man in Brown and the Man in Green in Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins).

Creations at the Opera

  • Répliques

    Nicolas Paul - 2009

  • Kaguyahime

    Jiří Kylián - 2010

  • L’Anatomie de la sensation

    Wayne McGregor - 2011

Career history

1998

He enters the Paris Opera Ballet School.

2002 
At the age of 18, he joins the Corps de ballet. 

2003 
He is cast to perform the Pas de deux des Écossais in La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Philippe Taglioni). 

2004 
He becomes a “Coryphée” and is awarded the silver medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition. He receives the Prix du Cercle Carpeaux. 

2005 
He is made a “Sujet”. Henceforth, he is cast in the roles of a soloist: Colas in La Fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton), White Darkness (Nacho Duato), Thème varié in Suite en Blanc (Serge Lifar), Frédérick Lemaître in Les Enfants du Paradis (José Martinez), Gaston Rieux in La Dame aux Camélias, The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (John Neumeier), Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Drosselmeyer / the Prince in The Nutcracker, Béranger in Raymonda (Rudolf Nureyev), Morel in Proust ou les Intermittences du Cœur (Roland Petit), In G Major (Jerome Robbins). 

2009 
He receives the Prix AROP de la Danse. 

2010 
He is promoted to “Premier danseur”. He performs the roles of Djémil in La Source (Jean-Guillaume Bart), Franz in Coppélia (Patrice Bart), The Rite of Spring (Pina Bausch), O Zlozony / O Composite (Trisha Brown), Lensky in Onegin (John Cranko), Hippolytus in Phaedra (Serge Lifar), Le Spectre de la rose (Michel Fokine), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and the Actor-Film Star in Cinderella (Rudolf Nureyev).

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Etoile Josua Hoffalt
© Audrey Félix
© Marc Ligne

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