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The Dance School

Created by decree of Louis XIV in 1713, the Dance School of the Opéra national de Paris welcomes nearly 150 students each year, recruited after a particularly demanding and selective competition, to pass on to them the style and technique of the French School of Dance and allow them to approach the vast repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet to introduce them to different contemporary languages.

This unique apprenticeship, which places repetition of the gesture and direct transmission from master to student at the heart of the training model, allows students from the School to join the Corps de Ballet of the Opéra national de Paris every year, following a competition that takes place in July.

An exceptional institution in terms of its longevity, thanks to a succession of remarkable teachers and the product of a long artistic tradition, the Dance School of the Opéra national de Paris has been based in Nanterre since 1987. It has been directed since 2004 by star dancer Élisabeth Platel.


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The Paris National Opera would like to thank the Paris Opera Ballet School donors for their support:

  • Philippe et Karine Journo

  • Akiko et Tomonori Usui