Explore the 3e Scène

Marie-Agnès Gillot

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

On March 18th 2004 she is made an « Étoile » following aperformance of Signes (Carlson)

She has since added to her repertoire: Terpsichore in Apollo, Agon, Le Palais de Cristal (George Balanchine), Bolero (Maurice Béjart), the title role of Giselle (Mats Ek version), Études (Harald Lander), Les Mirages, Phèdre (Serge Lifar), the Miller’s Wife in Le Tricorne (Leonide Massine), Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Rudolf Nureyev), Carmen (Roland Petit), Glass Pieces, In G Major (Jerome Robbins).

Creations at the Opera

  • So Schnell

    Dominique Bagouet - 1998

  • Clavigo – rôle de L’Étrangère

    Roland Petit - 1999

  • Le Concours – rôle de La Jurée américaine

    Béjart - 1999

  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

    William Forsythe - 1999

  • Appartement

    Mats Ek - 2000

  • Rubis / Joyaux

    George Balanchine - 2000

  • Stepping Stones

    Jiří Kylián - 2001

  • Wuthering Heights – rôle de Catherine

    Kader Belarbi - 2002

  • AndréAuria

    Edouard Lock - 2002

  • Le Songe de Médée

    Angelin Preljocaj - 2004

  • Orphée et Eurydice

    Pina Bausch - 2005

  • Le Souffle du temps

    Abou Lagraa - 2006

  • Approximate Sonata

    William Forsythe - 2006

  • White Darkness

    Nacho Duato - 2006

  • Genus

    Wayne McGregor - 2007

  • La Maison de Bernarda – rôle de La Servante

    Mats Ek - 2008

  • Triade

    Benjamin Millepied - 2008

  • Kaguyahime – rôle-titre

    Jiří Kylián - 2010

  • L’Anatomie de la sensation

    Wayne McGregor - 2011

  • Boléro

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Damien Jalet - 2013

Currently in

Career history

She enters the Ballet School. 1990 At the age of 15, she joins the Corps de ballet.


She is made a “Coryphée” and she is a finalist at the 15th Varna International Ballet Competition. She is selected to perform in the premiere performance of Daniel Larrieu’s, Attentat Poétique.

She becomes a “Sujet”. Danse Sérénade – the role of the Angel and Capriccio – the role of the Soloist (George Balanchine).


Prix du Cercle Carpeaux. She dances Signes (Carolyn Carlson).


Prix AROP de la Danse. She dances The Rite of Spring (Vaslav Nijinsky), the first pas de deux of  Vaslaw (John Neumeier), Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan).

She is promoted to “Première danseuse” She performs Concerto Barocco, Polyhymnia in Apollo, Diamonds/Jewels, Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, the Siren in The Prodigal Son, Choleric in The Four Temperaments, Liebeslieder Walzer (George Balanchine), 9th Symphony, Webern Opus V (Béjart), Myrtha in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot), In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Woundwork 1 and Pas./Parts (William Forsythe), the title role of Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa), Diane in Sylvia and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier), the title role of Raymonda, Gamzatti and Nikiya in La Bayadère, Kitri in Don Quichotte, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev), Death in The Young Man and Death, Esmeralda in Notre-Dame de Paris (Roland Petit), Casanova, the Angel in Annonciation (Angelin Preljocaj), the Queen in The Cage (Jerome Robbins).


The Prix Benois de la danse (Moscow, 2005). Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and the ordre national du Mérite. She is also a choreographer.


Etoile Marie-Agnès Gillot