Josua Hoffalt Étoile

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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, Theme et variations, Mozartiana (George Balanchine), Albrecht in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot), the title role of Onegin (John Cranko), Tar and Feathers, Symphonie de psaumes (Kylián), Lucien d’Hervilly in Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa), James in La Sylphide (Lacotte d’après Taglioni), Études (Harald Lander), AndreAuria (Lock), 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, Other Dances (Jerome Robbins).

Etoile Josua Hoffalt



He enters the Paris Opera Ballet School.

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

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

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

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). 

He receives the Prix AROP de la Danse. 

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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