Mathias Heymann

Season 16/17 ArtistSeason 17/18 ArtistBallet of the Opera
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On April 16th 2009, he is made an « Étoile » following a performance of Onegin (John Cranko) in which he performed the role of Lensky.

He has since added to his repertoire: Rubies / Jewels (George Balanchine), Frantz in Coppélia (Patrice Bart), Firebird (Maurice Béjart), Le Spectre de la Rose (Michel Fokine), James in La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Philippe Taglioni), Incitatus in Caligula (Nicolas Le Riche), Drosselmeyer / the Prince in The Nutcracker, the Dance Teacher in Cinderella, Solor and the Golden Idol in La Bayadère, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Manfred, variation of the fourth tableau, Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty (Rudolf Nureyev), In The Night, Afternoon of a Faun (Jerome Robbins).

Creations at the Opera

  • Genus

    Wayne McGregor - 2007

  • Onéguine – rôle de Lenski

    John Cranko - 2009

  • Kaguyahime

    Jiří Kylián - 2010

  • L’Anatomie de la sensation

    Wayne McGregor - 2011

  • La Source – rôle de Zaël

    Jean-Guillaume Bart - 2011

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Career history

He enters the Paris Opera Ballet School. 2004 At the age of 17, he joins the Corps de ballet.


He becomes a “Coryphée”. He receives the Prix du Cercle Carpeaux as well as the Prix AROP de la Danse. He performs the Bluebird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty (Rudolf Nureyev) during the “Young Dancers Evenings”. 

He is made a “Sujet”. He is chosen to perform the Peasants’ pas de deux in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot), as well as the roles of Basilio in Don Quichotte, Autumn in Cinderella (Nureyev), The Flute Dancer and Colas in La Fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton), and the pas de trois and Lucien d’Hervilly in Paquita (Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa). 

He is promoted to “Premier danseur”. He dances Melancholic in The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C (George Balanchine), Suite en Blanc (Serge Lifar), Baptiste in Les Enfants du Paradis (José Martinez), Albrecht in Giselle (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot), Des Grieux in La Dame aux Camélias, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (John Neumeier).


The Prix Benois de la Danse (Moscow, 2012). Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


Etoile Mathias Heymann