Being with the cameras~

8th September at 20:11, at the airport of Düsseldorf, waiting for boarding: At this moment of time, I just turned 23. I only acknowledge my birthday by now, now that all the work is done and that there's a moment of calmness, waiting in front of gate B79. Indeed, most of my birthday was spent... Continue Reading →

What Ballet teaches me…

If ballet is an art from, it is also extremely demanding physically. Dancers must regularly train their body in order to maintain a certain technical level. Through this training process over the years, there's at least one thing that I learnt from my own experience: The path to get to the goal may seem discouragingly... Continue Reading →

Parisian-ballet life~

So after a quite a long time spent in Asia, for two and a half months, I am back to this Parisian-ballet life, back to reading in the metro line number 9 every morning while heading to the Opera, ballet classes and rehearsals at the Palais Garnier, feeling excited at grocery shopping on the way... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Ballet’s Peter Pan~

Yesterday night, the Hong Kong ballet started its 40th Anniversary Season. The ballet company's new director, Septime Webre, brought his own production of "Peter Pan" to Hong Kong. It was an Asian Première and the audience seemed excited to discover this ballet. Photo area outside at the lobby Septime came out to the stage and... Continue Reading →

There’s no other place like Home~

Paris Opera Ballet's Asia Tour ended. We performed in Singapore and in Shanghai, each time I discovered a new cosmopolitan Asian city more or less similar to Hong Kong. In front of Shanghai Grand Theatre This tour had been especially satisfying for me. Other than visiting Shanghai and Singapore for the first time, performing in... Continue Reading →

Last week in Paris before Asia Tour~

The Paris Opera Ballet is leaving for Singapore this coming Monday. I have been waiting for this Asia Tour for a long time. During the last tour to Japan with the Opera, I was an understudy and didn't get to perform in Tokyo. However, this time I will be performing in Rudolf Nureyev's Swan Lake,... Continue Reading →

Speaking for myself, dancing in the rain~

After a two-weeks break, we picked up the performances of Lightfoot again at Palais Garnier this weekend. My first appearance in the ballet Speak for Yourself also took place yesterday! For that, we had one extra dress rehearsal Saturday afternoon which was the second and last rehearsal on stage that I had before the proper... Continue Reading →

Enjoying the stage~

Yesterday I did our second performance in Sleight of Hand. Once again, how myself react to each performance took me by surprise. Although the conditions are exactly the same for a dress rehearsal, a Generale and a proper performance, how I feel on stage is totally different. In a real performance, I feel much more... Continue Reading →

On stage tomorrow!~

It's Sunday morning! A relaxing Sunday morning, trying to stop myself from working! This past week has been great. We had intense rehearsals for the coming program of Paul Lightfoot. The preparation is going very well, I very much appreciate the opportunity to meet these wonderful choreographers, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Léon, but also two... Continue Reading →

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