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Mathias Heymann

Ballet 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 and Diamonds / Jewels, Mozartina, Sonatine, Theme and Variatons (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, Opus 19 / The Dreamer, Goldberg Variatons, Other Dances, En Sol (Jerome Robbins).

Creations at the Opera

  • Genus

    McGregor - 2007

  • Onéguine – rôle de Lenski

    Cranko - 2009

  • Kaguyahime

    Kylián - 2010

  • L’Anatomie de la sensation

    McGregor - 2011

  • La Source – rôle de Zaël

    Bart - 2011

  • Brahms‑Schonberg Quartet

    Balanchine - 2016

  • Les Variations Goldberg

    Robbins - 2016

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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: 2012

Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


Etoile Mathias Heymann

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