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A health centre for dancers

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Training and supporting high level artists.

Development of the medical team created in 2015 and creation of a dance health centre for :
  • Comprehensive multidisciplinary care for the 154 dancers of the Paris Opera and the 150 students of the Dance School ;
  • Prevent and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Support dancers in sport psychology, mental and physical preparation.    .
  • Implementing scientific research and sharing it with other institutions.

The project

The development of the dance health centre could take place in three stages:

  • Consolidation of the current service and the network of partners: increase in shift hours, start of mental preparation, INSEP partnership...
  • Expansion of the premises dedicated to the health service, purchase of state-of-the-art equipment. creation of a complete medical staff, integration of the Dance School in this process
  • Scientific research, organisation of a congress and sharing of results with other actors in the world of professional dance.

The calendar


Development of current activities and resources


Work on premises and equipment


Scientific studies and sharing of results

Did you know?

  • Medical care and coordination of preventive care has already led to a 40% reduction in the number of injuries between 2015 and 2019 and a 53% reduction in the number of days of absence due to accidents at work.
  • There has been a significant decrease in hip (-57%), ankle (-55%), and spine (-50%) injuries between 2015 and 2019.
  • A dancer may perform up to a hundred times a season, not including classes and rehearsals...

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