Aurélie Dupont

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Aurélie Dupont (born 15 January 1973 in Paris) is a French ballet dancer who performs with the Paris Opera Ballet as an Étoile.

She began her career in dance in 1983 when she entered the Paris Opera Ballet School (L’École de danse de l’Opéra de Paris). She joined the company at age sixteen in 1987, and became a première danseuse in December 1996. Dupont was promoted to star dancer (Étoile) in 1998 after her performance as Kitri in Paris Opera Ballet's revival of Nureyev's production of Don Quixote. She has also starred in Paris Opera Ballet's revival of Nureyev's version of The Sleeping Beauty.[1]

In 2010, Cédric Klapisch released a documentary about Dupont, L'espace d'un instant, which had been made over the previous two years.[2]

Dupont formally retired from the Paris Opera stage following a performance of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon on 18 May 2015.[3] It was announced on 5 Feb 2016 that she would be the next director of dance for the Paris Opera Ballet after the resignation of Benjamin Millepied.[4]


Dupont's repertoire includes:



  1. ^ "Aurélie Dupont, Étoile". National Opera of Paris. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  (in French)
  2. ^ L'espace d'un instant at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "La danseuse étoile Aurélie Dupont fait ses adieux à la scène". Vanity Fair. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Benjamin Millepied to Step Down From Paris Opera Ballet". New York Times. 5 Feb 2016. Retrieved 8 Feb 2016. 

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