Celebrating my 10th year in France

This month, September 2021, marks my 10th year in France. On 4th September 2011, I said farewell to my family and my hometown Hong Kong, and embarked on the journey of pursuing my dream of becoming a ballet dancer in Paris. Extremely determined, I flew to Paris on my own at the age of 14... Continue Reading →

Driving in Paris…

Back in Paris, my last trip in Barcelonnette really motivated me to start my driving lessons. It turns out to be a perfect time to learn driving here. Paris is eerily quiet, with very few cars and only a few people on the streets (the Parisians have all left the French capital for holiday). The... Continue Reading →

Reprise des spectacles !

After more than a year and a half, the curtains are up again at the Paris Opera ! We're performing Roland Petit's "Le Rendez-vous", "Carmen" and "Le Jeune homme et la Mort" in Palais Garnier, and Nureyev's "Romeo and Juliet" in Opera Bastille. In the past week, the South Korean dancer Sae Eun Park was... Continue Reading →

Smile to the pressure – Concours 2020

In the middle of the global pandemic, a Concours de Promotion (promotional contest) took place at the Paris Opera Ballet on 15th and 17th April 2021. Originally planned for November every year, the Concours 2020 was postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic…… After a few months of lockdown, the dancers were not ready for this... Continue Reading →

Soirées Jeunes Danseurs

In the past week, we performed twice the "Soirée Jeunes Danseurs" at Opera Garnier. Due to the current sanitary restrictions, the two performances took place with an almost-empty audience. The first show (Friday evening) was only open to 150 to 200 members of the Paris Opera. A new "lockdown" in Paris was announced just the... Continue Reading →

Paris Opera at home ~

The theatres are still closed in France..... and in the near future, we don't see any way out. So we continue rehearsing in the studios. The "Soirée Jeunes Danseurs" evening in which I am supposed to perform in Bluebird Pas de deux and Brumachon's "Indomptés" is probably going to be cancelled or postponed, but we... Continue Reading →

Défilé rehearsal, 2021 Covid version

I can't remember the last time I went on this stage.... at least a year and a half ago. After the confinements, the renovation work, the strike........ the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet regained the mythical stage of the Palais Garnier yesterday afternoon, for a rehearsal of the traditional "Défilé". This will be, however,... Continue Reading →

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