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Meet Sae Eun Park, the Paris Opéra Ballet’s Newest Étoile

June 10, 2021, will not only go down as a monumental date in Sae Eun Park’s career, but in the Paris Opéra Ballet’s 352-year history. Following her debut as Juliet in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet, Alexander Neef, general director of the Paris Opéra, and Aurélie Dupont, the ballet company’s artistic director, walked onstage to […]

Tess Voelker Is Only 23, but She’s About to Premiere Her First Work for the Paris Opéra Ballet

Not many 23-year-olds get commissioned by the Paris Opéra Ballet. For Tess Voelker, who grew up between Chicago and New Jersey before moving to Europe to start her dance career, 2020 has turned into an unexpectedly charmed year: In addition to getting a contract as a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater, she created a pas […]

Inside the Paris Opéra Ballet's Concours de Promotion, Dancers' One Annual Chance to Rise the Ranks

Dancing with the Paris Opéra Ballet normally entails performing to sold out crowds and admirers from around the world. But imagine dancers attempting to give their best performance in an opera house that’s eerily quiet and closed to the public. That’s what happened on November 6 and 8 when dancers competed in front of a […]

“Les Petits Rats”: Inside the Lives of Two Students at the Illustrious Paris Opéra Ballet School

As a little girl, Hortense Millet-Maurin fell in love with the wide spiral staircase that dominates the center of the Paris Opéra Ballet School. Today, as a focused 15-year-old POB student, she and her classmate Vincent Vivet navigate the school’s spacious architecture on a daily basis. In a hallway strewn with foam rollers and tennis […]

Watch These Paris Opéra Ballet Dancers Give a Surprise In-Flight Performance

Just imagine: you’re settling in for a long international flight, when suddenly Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake starts playing on the intercom—and a group of feather-clad ballerinas bourrée down the aisle. That’s exactly what happened last week to Air France customers on a Paris-bound flight from Shanghai, when 10 members of the Paris Opéra Ballet gave a […]

Paris Opéra Ballet Revokes Sergei Polunin's Invitation to Guest Star

Sergei Polunin, whose recent homophobic and sexist Instagram posts have sparked international outrage, will not be appearing with the Paris Opéra Ballet as previously announced. POB artistic director Aurélie Dupont sent an internal email to company staff and dancers on Sunday, explaining that she did not share Polunin’s values and that the Russian-based dancer would […]

Our 7 Favorite Fashion Moments From the New York City Ballet & Paris Opéra Ballet Galas

This year, New York City Ballet and Paris Opéra Ballet’s galas fell on the same evening, giving us even more dancer-designer moments to appreciate. After the red carpet, NYCB’s annual fashion-themed gala started with a serious note. Before the curtain went up the dancers gathered onstage to deliver a heartfelt message regarding the recent lawsuit […]

Our 7 Favorite Fashion Moments From the New York City Ballet & Paris Opéra Ballet Galas

This year, New York City Ballet and Paris Opéra Ballet’s galas fell on the same evening, giving us even more dancer-designer moments to appreciate. After the red carpet, NYCB’s annual fashion-themed gala started with a serious note. Before the curtain went up the dancers gathered onstage to deliver a heartfelt message regarding the recent lawsuit […]

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