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Born in Stockholm, Petter Jacobsson started his studies in dance at the age of three and was further educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, the school of American Ballet with Stanley Williams and he later graduated from the Vaganova Academy in St.Petersburg in 1982.
As a principal dancer with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in London between 1984 to 1993, he toured the globe dancing all of the renowned classical roles as well as appearing as guest artist with numerous international companies. In 1993, he moved to New York to begin a freelance career, working with Twyla Tharp Dance Company, the Merce Cunningham understudy group, Irene Hultman Dance and later with Deborah Hay. Petter and Thomas Caley started working as a creative team in the mid nineties, choreographing works for Martha@Mother, the Joyce Soho in New York and he did the choreography for the opera Staden at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, a commission for the 1998 Cultural capital of Europe.
In 1999, when Petter was appointed the artistic directorship of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, they made the move to Europe to continue their artistic collaboration. An exceptional embodiment of their work for the RSB was the creating of two immense happenings, In nooks and crannies 2000 and 2001. The project included the Royal Ballet, Opera and Orchestra, as well as independent artists who took-over non-traditional, yet possible, performance spaces occupying the entire Royal Opera House of Stockholm. Petter received Choreographer of the year 2002” from the Society of Swedish Choreographers in recognition of the modernisation of the Royal Swedish Ballet. After years of collaboration, Petter and Thomas established an independent dance company in 2005 - works include Nightlife, Unknown partner, Flux, No mans land- no lands man,The nearest nearness – in 2002 they won a “Goldmask” for best choreography for the musical Chess with Björn Ulveus and Benny Andersson (ABBA).
As of 2011, Petter is leading and choreographing together with Thomas Caley for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Their curating for the CCN invites as well a wide variety of artistic talent from around the world. Each invited creator joins in the active questioning of a specific theme. La saison de La (12/13), Tête à tête à têtes (13/14), Live (14/15), Folk + Danse = (R)évolution (15/16), Des plaisirs inconnus (16/17), 50 ans ! (17/18), Fifty plus ! (18/19), Useless beauty (19/20) and Fiction addiction (20/21). To insure a lively and non fixed use of the art form they continue their searching through installations for the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and Centre Pompidou-Metz and an original initiative LAB/BLA/BAL, where a series of open house art experiments, workshops and discussions are given at our choreographic center.Original choreographies for the CCN Ballet de Lorraine include Performing performing, Rêlache, Timetable, Armide, Record of ancient things, L’envers, Revue Moderne, For Four Walls, Discofoot, Haendel with care and Air-condition.
Trained in classical ballet at the Princess Grace Academy in Monte Carlo, Isabelle Bourgeais joined the company, then called the Ballet Théâtre Français of Nancy, in 1978, under the direction of Jean-Albert Cartier. He named her a Principal Soloist a few years later. She danced the full company repertory under the direction of Patrick Dupond and Pierre Lacotte, respectively, in neo-classical as well as classical and contemporary pieces.
Françoise Adret asked her to assist with rehearsals during the 1999- 2000 season, and Didier Deschamps named her his Ballet Mistress when he was named Director of the Ballet and it became a Centre Chorégraphique National. Bourgeais received her French teaching diploma in 1996 and was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1997.
Her principal partners include Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya, Patrick Dupond, Patrick Armand, Thomas Klein, Miroslaw Gordon and Andrei Fedotov.
Thomas Caley was born in the United States. In 1992 he earned his BFA at Purchase College in upstate New York.
In 1994 and also in 2000, he worked as a principal dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In 2000 he moved to Stockholm to continue his collaboration with Petter Jacobson and began working as a freelance dancer in Europe, performing in France with Boris Charmatz on the flip book project.
Since 2011, Thomas Caley has been the research coordinator at the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
After studying at various dance schools in Switzerland: Les Sylphides Montreux, Geneva Dance Center and the Dance School of Geneva, she began the three year training program of the Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule of Zürich, where she obtained her professional diploma in 1993. She then joined the Ballet de Lorraine under the direction of Pierre Lacotte and was promoted to soloist in November 2002 by Didier Deschamps. She earned her French teaching diploma in 2006. Her journey as part of the Ballet de Lorraine has included performing in a wide range of works, including romantic and contemporary ballets as well as a number of creations.
During the 2013/ 2014 season, she left the company to begin a new career as Artistic Coordinator and Assistant Choreographer.
Originally from Gatineau (Canada), he began his dance education in jazz dance and gymnastics. In 2007 he began attending the École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain in Montréal, studying both ballet and contemporary dance. In 2010, he received a grant from the Princess of Monaco during the Monaco Dance Forum, and a few months later he joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Born in Niort, Alexis Bourbeau began dancing at the age of five at the Tissier Lescaut school, before entering the School of the Paris Opera Ballet under the direction of Claude Bessy, dancing works by Maurice Béjart and John Neumeier, among others.
After finishing his studies in 2003, he worked with the choreographer Blanca Li for a year; the following year he joined the Jeune Ballet of Rosella Hightower with Monique Loudière before joining the Lyon Opera Ballet, where he stayed for nine years. He has danced in works by William Forsythe (Limb's Theorem, Second Detail, One Flat Thing Reproduced, Work within Work), Mats Ek (Giselle), Jiří Kylián (Sechs Tanze, Symphony of Psalms, One of a Kind, Bella Figura, Heart's Labyrinth), Merce Cunningham (Beach Birds, Summerspace) and has also worked with Antony Hamilton, Benjamin Millepied, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Maguy Marin, Rachid Ouramdane, Jérôme Bel, Angelin Preljocaj, Ralph Lemon, Marcia Barcellos and Emanuel Gat.
In August of 2015, Alexis Bourbeau joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Charles began dancing at the age of 16 with Martine Cote. He then attended the Conservatory in St Maur des Fossés and studied with Paula Schiff. He continued his training with two years at the CRR in Avignon where he earned an honors degree in contemporary dance. He earned his French national diploma at the Ecole Nationale supérieure de danse in Marseille under the direction of Jean Christophe Paré, where he focused on contemporary dance, working with Daniel Larrieu, Hervé Robbe and Frédéric Flamand.
After working with the GUID (Urban Group of Danced Interventions of the Ballet Preljocaj) he joined the Ballet Junior of Geneva where he danced in repertory by Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman and Thierry Malandain. He joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in March of 2013.
Born in Belgium, Inès first began studying in Antwerp at the Koninklijke Balletschool Antwerpe, and then entered the CNSM in Lyon. In 2014, she joined the Ballet Junior in Geneva, where she danced in repertory pieces by Alexander Ekman and Patrick Delcroix, and also in a creation by Kaori Ito. In 2015, Inès went to Germany to dance at the Saarländisches Staatstheater under the direction of Stijn Celis, dancing in pieces by Stijn Celis, Martin Chaix and Ohad Naharin …In 2016, Inès became a free‑lance artist, working with a number of young choreographers.
She joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in April 2017.
Born and raised in California, Angela studied at the Juilliard School, graduating under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes in 2017. She received additional training from the School at Jacobs Pillow and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. At Juilliard, Angela was awarded the Joseph W. Polisi “Artist as Citizen” prize for her work in the community and is a recipient of a Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship. Upon graduation, she joined the Limón Dance Company in New York City. She has been grateful to perform works by Matthew Neenan, Richard Alston, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Zvi Gotheiner, and Kate Weare, as well as classic works by Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Jose Limón, among others. Angela started at the Ballet de Lorraine in June of 2018.
Born in the Paris area (Essonne) in 1998, Nathan began dancing at the age of 9. He entered the CNSM in Paris at the age of 14, working with teachers such as Cheryl Therrien, Jean Alavi, Nathalie Pubellier, Rita Quaglia, Edmond Russo in contemporary dance, and ballet with Isabelle Riddez and Roxana Barbacaru. He did master classes with Martin Kravitz, Brigitte Seth and Roser Montlo, Mary Ann Santos New All and Patricia Lent. In 2016 he earned his high school diploma with honors, then in July 2017, earned a certificate in contemporary dance, all at the CNSMDP.
He joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in 2017.
Né en France en 2000, Léo Gras commence la danse à l’âge de 5 ans et intègre le Pôle National Supérieur de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower à 10 ans. Il y réalise l’ensemble de sa formation en danse classique et contemporaine et termine par une année de Jeune ballet. Il y obtient l’ensemble de ses U.V d’histoire de la danse, musique et anatomie avec la mention très bien. Il y danse des pièces de Jean Christophe Maillot, Angelin Preljocaj, Éric Oberdorff, Michele Merola, Jérôme Meyer, Isabelle Chaffaud, Julien Ficely, et travaille avec des chorégraphes comme Marco Goecke et Filipe Portugal.
Il travaille en tant que stagiaire au Malandain Ballet Biarritz, à la Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company et au Ballet de l’Opéra national de Lyon.
Il rejoint la cellule d’insertion professionnelle du CCN - Ballet de Lorraine en août 2019 puis devient danseur permanent en 2020.
Born in Saint-Etienne, France, Inès started her classical dance training at the age of four in Lyon. Early on she began exploring other techniques as in, jazz, hip-hop and caractère. By seven she began participating in many competitions in France as well as abroad, like the Youth America Grand Prix. She spent her summers enrolled in courses at the Princess Grace Academy, in Monaco or with the Royal Ballet School in London. In 2016 she continued her classical and contempoary training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Lyon. For the 2018-2019 season she performed as a member of the Youth Ballet of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon, here she had the chance to dance the works of Bruno Bouché, Ohad Naharin and José Martinez. Parallel to this she obtained a bachelors degree from the University of Performative Arts in Lyon 2. At the end of her studies in July, 2019 she obtains her first contract with the Opera of Nice. Inès joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in August, 2019.
Born in Geneva, he studied ballet at the Geneva Dance Center, in 2005 he was engaged by the Opera Ballet of Bordeaux. Two years later he joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. In 2012, he co-created the piece I Might Steal Your Clothes presented in the competition Danse élargie at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. Along with his career as a dancer, Tristan Ihne is interested in music, working in both production and deejaying. In May 2014 he made a short film together with artist M'hand Abadou, as part of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine’s program series Cartes blanches.
Born in Bordeaux in 1998, Matéo started dancing at the age of five with Béatrice Gelle in Blaye, studying modern jazz. He entered the CNSMDP in 2015, working with teachers such as Edmond Russo, Nathalie Pubellier, Rita Quaglia, Cheryl Therrien and Isabelle Ridez. During his contemporary dance courses, he had the opportunity to work on the repertory of choreographers like Olivier Dubois, Joanne Leighton and Rainer Behr. In March 2019, he was selected to dance the solo Es ist meine vulva choreographied by Lia Rives for the 23 Internationales Solo-Tanz Theatre Festival of Stuttgart. He participated in June 2019 at the ManiFeste festival of the IRCAM, in partnership with the composer Konstantin Heuer. He joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in August 2019.
Laure Lescoffy commence la danse à l'âge de dix ans. Son parcours la mène au CNR de Paris, puis à celui de Montreuil pour arriver en 2006 au Ballet Junior de Genève. Elle traverse plusieurs chorégraphies notamment celles de Stjin Celis, Gilles Jobin, Lucinda Childs.
En 2007, elle intègre la cellule d'insertion professionnelle au CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, puis est engagée la même saison au sein de la compagnie. Pendant dix ans, elle y danse un large répertoire, lui permettant de parcourir le travail de Maguy Marin, Trisha Brown, William Forsythe. Et de rencontrer pour des créations de nombreux chorégraphes: Emmanuel Gat, Alban Richard, Maria La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier, Faustin Linyekula, Gisèle Vienne, Marcos Morau Dukowshka, Andonis Foniadakis, Miguel Gutierrez entre autre. Elle y rencontre Cindy Van Acker avec qui elle travaille durant deux années en free-lance sur différents projets.
Elle réintègre le CCN - Ballet de Lorraine en décembre 2019.
Valérie began her studies at the CNR in Nice, after she attended the CNSM in Paris, where she earned her high school diploma. She joined the Nice Opera in 1995, and danced in works by many prominent choreographers, among them Leonide Massine, Frederick Ashton, John Cranko, N. Christie, R. Wherlock, M. Wainrot, M. Ribaud, K. Debrock, Y. Vamos and M. Naisy.
She joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in 2004, discovering another repertory consisting of works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, G. Vienne, Mathilde Monnier and participating in the creations of works by Joëlle Bouvier, B. Cekwana, Karole Armitage, Christophe Béranger and Hervé Robbe.
Born in Anvers (Belgium) in 2000, Emilie developed a passion for dance at a very young age. She began her education at the age of 10 with the school of the Royal Ballet of Anvers (Koninklijke Balletschool Antwerpen). Her continued studies included the High School for the Arts of Anvers (Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen), and in 2017 the Ballet Junior of Geneva Under the direction of Patrice and Sean Wood.
Through her education she has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Anton Lachky, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Roberto Olivan, Olivier Dubois, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshal, Alexander Ekman, Theo Clinkard, Thomas Hauert, Maguy Marin and Rachid Ouramdane.
Elsa Raymond was born in Lyon and studied ballet, jazz and contemporary dance in Villeurbanne with Pascale Courdioux and René Bon.
In 2008, she joined the Tivoli Ballet in Copenhagen; the following year she went to the Ballet of the National Opera of Finland in Helsinki, where she performed classical repertory ranging from Bournonville to Balanchine, as well as the neoclasssical works of David Dawson, Richard Wherlock and Nicolo Fonte. After that she went freelance, dancing with several different contemporary dance companies.
In 2012, she earned her French national diploma as a ballet teacher at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris. That same year she joined the Lyon Opera Ballet, where she danced for three seasons. She has danced in works by William Forsythe (One flat thing reproduced, Work within work, Limb's Theorem, Enemy in the Figure), Mats Ek (Giselle), Ohad Naharin (Minus 16), Jiri Kylian (Heart's Labyrinth, Bella Figura), Maguy Marin (Cendrillon), George Balanchine (Who cares), Alvin Alley (Memoria), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Drumming), Marcia Barcellos (Atvakhabar Rhapsodies) and Rachid Ouramdane (Tout autour).
She joined the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine in August of 2015.
Willem-Jan began dancing at the age of 6 in a local school in Beringen, Belgium, and then attended the Koninklijklijke Balletschool in Antwerp. He joined the Ballet Junior in Geneva at the age of 18 and worked for three years with, among others, Sharon Eyal, Andonis Foniadakis, Barak Marshall ... He joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in 2017.
Céline began studying dance in Antwerp at the Royal Balletschool Antwerp, earning her diploma in 2014. She then continued training at the Ballet Junior in Geneva under the direction of Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. She felt a strong connection to contemporary dance, performing in works by Sharon Eyal, Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shechter, Roy Assaf, Andonis Foniadakis and Alexander Ekman.
In September 2017, at the age of 20, she joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.
Luc Verbitzky began dancing at the age of 15 in the Aveyron region in southwestern France. He continued training intensively while maintaining his academic studies, then entered the CNSMD in Paris in the contemporary dance department, working with Peter Goss, André Lafonta, Nathalie Pubellier and Cheryl Therrien as well as with the choreographers Cristiana Morganti and Jarek Cemerek. He graduated with honors from the CNSMD in June and in September 2014 he joined the company of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Afonso, né à Porto (Portugal), commence la danse à l’âge de 13 ans au conservatoire de la ville.
Il réalise par la suite un stage au Ballet National du Portugal, avant de reçevoir, à l’âge de 16 ans, une bourse pour intégrer l’Ecole de ballet de Washington, dirigée par Xiomara Reyes et Rinat Imaev. Il y apprend un repertoire varié comme Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Sylvia mais aussi des pièces néo-classiques et contemporaines.
En 2019, il travaille avec la Kale Companhia de Dança ainsi qu’avec André Mesquita et la compagnie La Tierce. En parallèle, il étudie l’Histoire de l’Art à l’Université de Porto.
Il intègre la Cellule d’Insertion Profesionnelle du Ballet de Lorraine en 2020 puis devient danseur permanent en août 2021.
Léo Gras started dancing at the age of five and at ten he continued his education with the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower. He studied both contemporary and classical dance techniques, his last year was spent as a member of their Youth Ballet. He received high marks and a mention for his studies in dance history, music and anatomy. He has had the opportunity to dance Works by Jean Christophe Maillot, Angelin Preljocaj, Éric Oberdorff, Michele Merola, Jérôme Meyer, Isabelle Chaffaud, Julien Ficely and in créations by choreographers such as Marco Goecke and Filipe Portugal. He has worked as an apprentice with the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company and the Ballet de l’Opéra national of Lyon.
He joined the apprenticeship program of the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in August 2019.
Clarisse studied classical dance at the CRR - Paris then at the Rudra béjart school in 2014. She joins a contemporary dance cursus AFI in Italy under the direction of Brigel Gioka, she study repertories of William Forsythe, Wim Wendekeybus, Martina La Ragione…
At the end of her studies, Clarisse start a freelance career. In 2018 she joins the Swiss collective Extraleben to perform die Null Protokolle in a series of festivals in Berlin. She also work on the project Telematic Network Performance Format by Benjamin Burger for the Art University of Zürich.
Clarisse work also on several personal projects, collaborating with choreographers like Sabina Aeschlimann, Mathilde Lin and Blanche Godivier. Some of her projects have been presented at the Röte Fabrik (Switzerland) the Online Sanskar Festival (India), Greywood Arts (Ireland), ...
In 2021 she joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Née à Amsterdam (Pays-Bas), Aline commence à pratiquer la danse classique à l’âge de 13 ans. En 2017 elle rejoint le cursus BA Danse de l’Université de musique et des arts vivants de Francfort, elle y apprend différentes techniques comme la danse classique, contemporaine, l’improvisation, le contact improvisation et les pratiques somatiques.
Durant sa formation Aline danse des pièces du répertoire d’Jiři Kylián et de Tanja Liedtke, elle travaille également avec différents chorégraphes comme Dieter Heitkamp, Paul White, Iván Pérez, Emanuel Gat ou Georg Reischl. Après avoir collaboré avec Johannes Wieland elle s’intéresse particulièrement à la théâtralisation chorégraphique, un domaine qu’elle continue d’explorer dans sa gestuelle chorégraphique.
En 2020 elle reçoit la bourse Deutschlandstipendium de la fondation Tanja Liedtke.
Après avoir terminé ses études, elle participe au Solochoreografico - Solo Dance Festival Frankfurt et au 1:1 CONCERTS, elle collabore aussi sur différents projets avec Laura Hicks, Dieter Heitkamp, Evangelos Poulinas et la compagnie Co-Op Dance (Francfort).
En août 2021 elle rejoint le CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.
Born in Paris, Malou start dancing at the age of 4 at the Joinville-le-Pont art school. In 2017 she joins the Ecole Nationale de Danse of Marseille for a 4 year cursus before joining the Professional Integration Cell of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in August of 2021.
A 16 ans, il intègre le CNSMD de Paris, en cursus contemporain. Il se forme pendant 4 ans auprès de professeurs tels que Daniel Condamines, Cheryl Therrien, Iris Florentiny, Nathalie Pubellier, Edmond Russo et travail avec des chorégraphes comme Akram Khan, Yuval Pick, Stéphanie Lake et Boris Charmatz.
En juillet 2021, il obtient son certificat d’interprétation de la danse en danse contemporaine mention très bien.
En août 2021, il intègre la Cellule d’Insertion Professionnelle du CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Né à Grenoble en 2000, Antoine commence la danse à l’âge de 8 ans. Après s’être initié à la danse classique dans une association à Grenoble, en 2011 il intègre en double cursus le CRR de Grenoble. En 2016 il rejoint le CNSMD de Lyon où il obtient à distance son baccalauréat scientifique, son DNSPD et une licence art du spectacle à l'université Lyon2.
Durant la dernière année de son cursus au CNSMDL, il intègre le jeune ballet et travaille sur des pièces du répertoire de Lucinda Childs, Ioannis Mandafounis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa et Noé Soulier. La même année il travaille avec la compagnie Au Delà Du Bleu et le CCN – Ballet de Lorraine pour des reprise de rôle sur des créations.
En août 2021 il rejoint la Cellule d’Insertion Professionnelle du CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.
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After studying ballet at the conservatory, Leïla began studying contemporary dance as well. Along with her university studies in letters followed by a year of teacher’s training, she taught dance and worked with many choreographers.
Leïla danced with several contemporary dance companies, among them P. Wolf (Germany) and S. Marcelino; and in works for young audiences with the Théâtre du Paradis. She also began working with collectives working in “non-scenic” spaces, notably with the Man’ok, Astragale, Azimuts, Assolatelier, Rumba des pinceaux, La Torpille companies …
Along with her performing career, Leïla Bessahli offers several pedagogical events ranging from the training of a dancer to creations with audiences, at the Conservatoire National (CNR) in Strasbourg, as a member of the collective "Autrement Dit," the "Trajectoire" program at Pôle Sud, at the Instituts Médico-Educatifs, the Instituts Régionaux du Travail Social, and at schools …
Leïla holds the French diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Centre National de la Danse de Paris-Pantin.
Born in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Daria studied at the National Dance School in Gdansk. She was the laureate of the 5th National Dance Competition in Poland in 1984, and in 1988 she was awarded the Medal of Leon Wojcikowski as the most promising young Polish dancer of the year. From 1987 to 1990, she was a Principal Soloist with the Ballet of the Grand Theatre of Warsaw, and from 1991 to 2000, she was a Soloist at the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine under the direction of Pierre Lacotte, then for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine with Didier Deschamps. She has performed many important roles in the classical ballet repertory but also neoclassical and contemporary works.
In 1999, after studying at the CND in Paris, she was awarded the French teaching diploma and began teaching at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Until 2010, she taught at the CNR in Strasbourg. She also earned a C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher at the CNSMD in Lyon, and is certified in Functional Analysis in danced movement (AFCMD) after studying for two years at the CESMD of Poitou Charentes, "Expertise of movement and prevention".
Born in Angers, Juliette studied dance at the CNR of Angers. In 1989 she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon, and was awarded a diploma in 1992.
She danced for three years with the National Ballet of Marseille, directed by Roland Petit, and was then hired by the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine in 1995 under the direction of Pierre Lacotte. Shortly after Didier Deschamps became Director of the CCN Ballet de Lorraine, Juliette was named a Soloist in 2001. From 1992 to 2010, she danced in many classical, romantic and neoclassical ballets as well as contemporary works.
In 2001, she earned her French teaching diploma in classical dance and joined the teaching staff at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Juliette Mignot is currently working toward her C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher at the CNSM in Lyon.
He began studying dance at the ENMD in La Rochelle before joining the Junior Ballet at the CNSM in Lyon in 1997. The following year he joined the Ballet du Rhin where over a four year period he danced in works by, among others, George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Hans Van Manen, Bertrand d’At, William Forsythe and Lucinda Childs.
After spending a season at the Nice Opera, he joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in 2003, dancing in works by Jean- Claude Gallotta, Joëlle Bouvier, Christophe Béranger, Merce Cunningham, Cekwana, Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot.
In 2006, he earned the French teaching diploma in ballet and joined the pedagogical and cultural action team at the CCN in 2014.