Aurélie Dupond, current director of the Opéra de Paris ballet company, said goodbye to the historic Parisian institution, the temple of world dance. As reported by the newspaper Le Monde, the étoile of Palais Garnier “will devote himself to a series of personal projects”. Aurélie Dupond, 49, who had replaced Benjamin Millepieds, husband of Hollywood star Natalie Portman in the direction of the Opéra de Paris ballet company, had recently been strongly contested by her dancers. You will leave office on July 31st. A terse press release reads: “Aurélie Dupont wishes to devote more time to her family and children. Among the projects the release of a book, a documentary film and a musical comedy”. “I am leaving this acclaimed institution – he wrote Aurélie Dupont in a short note – aware of having carried out my mandate to the end and to the end. But I am above all proud of having contributed to the birth and blossoming of talents and choreographers “. Among the major choreographers who have worked with the étoiles, the premier danseur and the ballet company of the Rome Opera House, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Crystal Pite, but also the very young Mehdi Kerkouche, Tess Voelker and Ivan Perez . During her short tenure Aurélie Dupont staged 18 creations for the company, 23 ballets entered the repertoire, 7 dancers were nominated ‘étoiles’.
Welcome! Log into your account
Recover your password
A password will be e-mailed to you.