The Paris Opera Ballet is today considered to be one of the world's finest companies. The average age is 25, making it one of the youngest. Its repertoire is very extensive, ranging from the major romantic and classical ballets to creations by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet currently stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad.
154 dancers | 18 étoiles | 17 premiers danseurs
Dancers usually join the ballet between the ages of 16 and 20 and continue their career through to the age of 42.
The ballet is directed and managed by the Company Director, Brigitte Lefèvre, assisted by an Administrator, Olivier Aldeano, a Ballet Master, Patrice Bart, directly associated with the Company Director, two ballet masters, four assistant ballet masters, a stage manager and five assistant stage managers. Six teachers run daily morning lessons. The afternoons are set aside for rehearsals which can also be held in the evening when there is no performance.
Practically all the dancers are trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Admittance to the corps de ballet is organised on the basis of an annual competitive entrance exam and proportional to the number of available places. The annual corps de ballet exam allows dancers to move up the echelons of the hierarchy: quadrille, coryphée, sujet, premier danseur. The étoiles are appointed by the Director of the Opera on the basis of recommendations made by the Company Director.
The Company is located at the Palais Garnier. Lessons and rehearsals are most frequently held in the 4 classrooms, the 5 rehearsal rooms (Lifar, Noureev, Petipa rooms, Chauviré and Zambelli) and occasionally in the Foyer de la Danse. If ballets are performed at the Opéra Bastille, dancers have appropriate facilities there: dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms (Nijinski and Balanchine rooms).
Emilie Cozette, Aurélie Dupont, Dorothée Gilbert, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Delphine Moussin, Clairemarie Osta, Laëtitia Pujol
Kader Belarbi, Jérémie Bélingard, Mathieu Ganio, Manuel Legris, Nicolas Le Riche, José Martinez, Hervé Moreau, Benjamin Pech, Wilfried Romoli
Eleonora Abbagnato, Isabelle Ciaravola, Nolwenn Daniel, Eve Grinsztajn, Mélanie Hurel, Myriam Ould Braham, Stéphanie Romberg, Muriel Zusperreguy
Yann Bridard, Stéphane Bullion, Alessio Carbone, Christophe Duquenne, Mathias Heymann, Karl Paquette, Stéphane Phavorin, Emmanuel Thibault
Nathalie Aubin, Caroline Bance, Aurélia Bellet, Marie-Solène Boulet, Sarah Kora Dayanova, Fanny Fiat, Mathilde Froustey, Christelle Granier, Laura Hecquet, Myriam Kamionka, Miteki Kudo, Laurence Laffon, Sabrina Mallem, Sandrine Marache, Béatrice Martel, Laure Muret, Ludmila Pagliero, Alice Renavand, Céline Talon, Géraldine Wiart
Bertrand Belem, Audric Bezard, Bruno Bouché, Vincent Chaillet, Guillaume Charlot, Stéphane Elizabé, Mallory Gaudion, Jean-Christophe Guerri, Emmanuel Hoff, Josua Hoffalt, Aurélien Houette, Gil Isoart, Yong Geol Kim, Florian Magnenet, Julien Meyzindi, Nicolas Paul, Fabien Roques, Yann Saïz, Simon Valastro
Alexandra Cardinale, Lucie Clément, Aurore Cordellier, Juliette Gernez, Daphné Gestin, Charline Giezendanner, Fanny Gorse, Eléonore Guérineau, Amélie Lamoureux, Vanessa Legassy, Laurène Levy, Juliane Mathis, Céline Palacio, Charlotte Ranson, Ghyslaine Reichert, Caroline Robert, Karine Villagrassa, Séverine Westermann
Pascal Aubin, Sébastien Bertaud, Adrien Bodet, Matthieu Botto, Vincent Cordier, Grégory Dominiak, Cyril Fleury, Grégory Gaillard, Ludovic Heiden, Axel Ibot, Allister Madin, Cyril Mitilian, Nicolas Noël, Alexis Renaud, Fabien Révillion, Daniel Stokes, Richard Wilk
Amandine Albisson-Pivat, Anémone Arnaud, Claire Bevalet, Valentine Colasante, Clara Delfino, Leila Dilhac, Noëmie Djiniadhis, Peggy Dursort, Miho Fujii, Natacha Gilles, Emilie Hasboun, Carole Maison, Julie Martel, Lucie Mateci, Sofia Parcen, Christine Peltzer, Marie-Isabelle Peracchi, Aubane Philbert, Ninon Raux, Maud Rivière, Nathalie Vandard, Gwenaëlle Vauthier, Pauline Verdusen
Alexandre Carniato, Yann Chailloux, Cyril Chokroun, Adrien Couvez, Julien Cozette, Arnaud Dreyfus, Erwan Le Roux, Florimond Lorieux, Eric Monin, Marc Moreau, Samuel Murez, Pierre Rétif, Alexis Saramite, Francesco Vantaggio
Laure-Adélaïde Boucaud, Héloïse Bourdon, Jennifer Visocchi, Yannick Bittencourt, Yvon Demo, Mickaël Lafon