GEM – Convention de Paris II

Last Thursday, on 14th November, I was invited to an alumni event organised by my business school, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). Yes! I have become an alumnus and am part of the network now, this seems unbelievable to me. The event was held in the business area of Paris, in La Défense, in the... Continue Reading →

The truth of Ballet Discipline

Ballet is known to teach discipline. Some people say that ballet is a lifestyle: Dancers have to constantly stay in shape, the ballet technique is demanding and has different requirements, the quasi-military aspect of certain corps de ballet parts in classical ballets.... It would be easy to understand why ballet requires strong discipline and commitment.... Continue Reading →

Results – Concours de Promotion

The results were announced. I was ranked 4th in my class and since there were two places for promotion this year, I was not promoted this time. Feeling disappointed is inevitable. But there's another part of the "results", it's the fact that I tried my best, worked really hard for it, was satisfied with my... Continue Reading →

I am back! After the Concours…

During the past three weeks, the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet had been busy preparing for their Concours de Promotion 2019 while having the usual rehearsals and performances. I myself was no exception, that's why I have been off from this blog for quite some time. The Concours took place last Friday, on 8th... Continue Reading →

Concours de Promotion 2019

This year's Promotional Contest officially started its preparation at the Paris Opera Ballet. It will take place on 6th and 8th November on the stage of the Palais Garnier. We're back to booking studios by sticking a little piece of paper on the studios' door! For the Quadrille men, this year's compulsory variation happens to... Continue Reading →

With the master, Mr. William Forsythe!

This afternoon, we finished our 5th performance of the program Sugimoto/Forsythe in Palais Garnier. In total, we will have done 17 performances, so 12 more to go! After our Première (first performance/ opening), we were invited to a cocktail in the Rotonde du Glacier which is a nice little circular hall in the Palais Garnier.... Continue Reading →

Opening of the season 2019

I am officially into my 5th season at the Paris Opera Ballet. The company opened its anniversary season (It's been 350 years!) on 20th September. For the first time since I entered the company, I performed after the défilé in Forsythe's BlakeWorks I. Here are some highlights from the evening: Students waiting for défilé rehearsal... Continue Reading →

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