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Laëtitia Pujol

Season 15/16 ArtistBallet of the Opera
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On May 2nd 2002, she is made an « Étoile » following a performance of Don Quichotte (Rudolf Nureyev), in which she dances the role of Kitri for the first time.

She has since added to her repertoire: Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Concerto Barocco,Tchaikovsky-pas de deux, Agon, Serenade (George Balanchine), Nouredda in La Source (Jean-Guillaume Bart),the title role in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and JulesPerrot), Pulcinella (Douglas Dunn), Woundwork 1 (William Forsythe),the title role of Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after JosephMazilier and Marius Petipa), Etudes (Harald Lander), the Moon in Caligula (Nicolas Le Riche), Suite en blanc (Serge Lifar), Nathalie in Les Enfants du paradis (José Martinez), The Anatomy of Sensation (Wayne McGregor),The Accused in Fall River Legend (Agnes de Mille),Chloé in Daphnis et Chloé (Benjamin Millepied),the title role of Sylvia, Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, the title role of La Dame aux camélias (John Neumeier),Aurore in The Sleeping Beauty, one of the sisters and the title role in Cinderella, Juliette in Romeo and Juliette, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev), The Young Girl in Le Loup (Roland Petit), Le Parc (Angelin Preljocaj), the title role of Psyché (Alexei Ratmansky).

Creations at the Opera

  • Paquita – Pas de trois

    Pierre Lacotte d’après Joseph Mazilier et Marius Petipa, 2001

  • La Petite Danseuse de Degas

    Patrice Bart, 2003

  • Liebeslieder Walzer

    George Balanchine, 2003

  • La Maison de Bernarda

    Mats Ek, 2008

  • Triade

    Benjamin Millepied, 2008

  • Sous Apparence

    Marie-Agnès Gillot, 2012

  • Le Chant de la terre

    John Neumeier, 2015

Currently in

Career history


After studying at the Conservatoire régional de Toulouse and winning first prize at the Concours de Lausanne she is able to enter the first division (final year of study) of the Paris Opera Ballet School). 


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

"Coryphée". She wins the Silver Medal at the Varna International Competition (junior category) and dances the Bluebird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty (Rudolf Nureyev) at the "Young Dancers evenings". She is cast in Luisa and the “pastorale” from The Nutcracker, the Precious Stones pas de cinq from Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev) and the pas de deux des Ecossais from La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Philippe Taglioni).


Prix du Cercle Carpeaux. 


She dances the Peasants’ pas de deux from Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot). 


She is made a "Sujet" and dances the Second Shade from La Bayadère, the pas de trois and the danse napolitaine from Swan Lake and the 2nd variation from Sleeping Beauty (Rudolf Nureyev) along with the 9th Symphonie and Ada in Le Concours (Maurice Béjart). 


She becomes a "Première danseuse” Polyhymnia in Apollo, Emeralds/Jewels ( (George Balanchine), Catherine in Wuthering Heights (Kader Belarbi), The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe), Bella Figura (Jiří Kylián), Henriette in Raymonda, Clara in The Nutcracker, Gamzatti in La Bayadère and Cupid in Don Quichotte (Rudolf Nureyev), Other Dances, The Cage (Jerome Robbins).


Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


Etoile Laetitia Pujol