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Report from the 7 July 2016

Results of the Ballet’s Internal and External competitive recruitment examinations

Dancers Célia Drouy, Giorgio Fourès and Andrea Sarri join the Ballet (Internal competitive recruitment)
© Bianca Chanial et Thomas Lambard
28 June 2016The unveiling of the Palais Garnier’s Ring of Light 14 July 2016Launch of the 2016 Summer Opera Season

The Internal and External competitive recruitment examinations for the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet were held on July 06 and July 07, 2016. Five dancing posts were filled after a series of trials which included qualifying exercises and a compulsory variation.  

The Internal competitive recruitment examinations were exclusively reserved for students of the Ballet School’s First Division. As a result of the trials on July 06, 2016, the following dancers were taken on as of August 25, 2016:  

· Ms. Célia Drouy, student of the Ballet School (2016 Promotion)
· Mr. Giorgio Fourès, student of the Ballet School (2016 Promotion)
· Mr. Andrea Sarri, student of the Ballet School (2016 Promotion)  

Simon Le Borgne and Léo de Busserolles join the Ballet (External competitive Recruitment)
Simon Le Borgne and Léo de Busserolles join the Ballet (External competitive Recruitment) © Bianca Chanial et Thomas Lambard

The External competitive recruitment examinations were open to the students of the Ballet School’s First Division, to dancers currently employed by the Paris Opera on fixed-term contracts and dancers from elsewhere. As a result of the trials on July 07, 2016, the following dancers were taken on:  

· Mr. Simon Le Borgne, student of the Ballet School (2014 Promotion)
· Mr. Léo De Busserolles, student of the Ballet School (2016 Promotion)