1. Vladimir Malakhov in Sylvie Guillem Grand pas classique parody, complete with the red wig, ended with a bouquet and a hug from Sylvie.

  2. Myriam Ould-Braham ~perfect~ ronds de jambe 

    Many more variations on this iTunes App of ballet movement.

  3. strechanadi:

    Mathieu Ganio, Stephane Bullion

    Le combat des anges

    Why is it so perfect?!

    Well it was passionately danced by two of POB most beautiful male etoiles, so of course it will be perfect ;)

    This is one of my favourite excerpts in Petit’s Proust; Ganio as St. Loup is ethereal and full of conflicted feelings and Bullion as Morel is dark, intense and devious, the PDD is beautiful and the music is gorgeous and dramatic.

  4. 17 y.o Mathieu Ganio as Franz in POB School production of Coppelia choreography by Pierre Lacotte

  5. Excerpt of Antoine Kirscher in Bart’s Sins of Youth

    Antoine is one of two POB School male students that won the internal recruitment competition to enter Paris Opera Ballet in 2013

  6. theballetblog:

    Manuel Legris in Solo from La Sylphide

    O.M.G. That batterie..

  7. Love love love Myriam Ould-Braham’s Aurora, her light and precise footwork is to die for (her double rond de jambe en l’air at the beginning is fast yet articulate), her port de bras is so lovely - I particularly like the way her hands frame her head starting on 0.30. She really embodies a 16 y.o princess here.

  8. parisienneballerina:

    The gorgeous Mathilde Froustey and Davit Karaptyan in the Nutcracker

    I love this video! Mathilde has a lot of charm here really fitting for a Sugar Plum Fairy, her dancing is so elegant and musical and her phrasing is just gorgeous! The balance on 04.58 is superb, it’s secure and long (6 seconds?) without being showy. Beautiful footwork and beautiful arms, her Giselle will be wonderful.

  9. Young Aurélie Dupont at the Paris Opera Ballet School

  10. Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet Trailer

    The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a mythical place with an international reputation. In September 2011, it was home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by the same desire — to dance one day at the Paris Opera. Cameras were allowed in its revered halls to capture one year in the life of the ballet students who are training to form a group of dancers at the top of their profession.

  11. Concerto en Re - Choregraphy by Claude Bessy, danced by the 6th Division of the Paris Opera Ballet School

    In awe with the elegance and precision of the footwork. But anyway how the heck those kids do those beautiful with perfect placement arabesques at such a young age (6th Division age group is 11-13 y.o.)

  12. Excerpt of La Nuit de Walpurgis choregraphed by Claude Bessy after Leo Staats for the Tricentenary of the French Dance School - April 2013

    Lead dancer is Adele Belem 3rd Division of POB School

  13. gothicsynthetic:

    Consider what you were doing at this age.


    But seriously, she’s a little bit rough around the edge compared with the Paquita variation she performed when she’s matured (x). She doesn’t yet have that absolute control of her body although there are some hints - particularly during the Italian fouette - where you can see that she have the facility, that one of a kind body placement that distinguished her among all of the other hyper-flexible ballerinas.

    Also I noticed that in this video when she did the Italian fouette, she optioned for the highest degree of extension, while when she’s older, she played a bit in this part by gradually increasing the height of the working leg after each turn, that kind of choice comes due to the freedom that she have since her technique and control is getting better.

  14. Agnès Letestu in Etudes

    Fastest chaines turns en pointe EVAAAAAH!!

  15. Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

    My favorite documentary about POB, must watch.

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