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Paris Opéra Ballet Is Creating a Junior Company

News flash! Paris Opéra Ballet has announced that it is creating a junior company, and it’s happening quickly. Led by director of dance José Martinez, the inaugural Paris Opéra Junior Ballet cohort will include 18 dancers—9 males and 9 females—ages 17 to 23. The paid contracts will be for two seasons, and they are open […]

José Martinez Named Director of Dance at Paris Opéra Ballet

When Aurélie Dupont unexpectedly resigned as the Paris Opéra Ballet’s director of dance last June, the company and fans alike were left wondering who would be next to steer the 154-member troupe. The POB opened its season in September without a director of dance, and now, the long-awaited announcement has arrived that José Martinez will take up […]

The Paris Opéra Ballet Presents a New Full-Length Steeped in the 19th Century

It’s been over 10 years since the Paris Opéra Ballet presented a new full-length story ballet. That changed this month. Pierre Lacotte’s Le Rouge et le Noir (“The Red and the Black”) is a labor of love that, against all odds, finally had its world premiere on October 15. Lacotte not only choreographed the sprawling three-act work, which features music […]

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 […]