François Alu

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François Alu (born 1993 in Fussy, Cher, France) is a French "Premier Danseur" (first soloist),[1] of the Paris Opera Ballet. He entered the Paris Opera Ballet School in 2004, and the Paris Opera Ballet in 2010. At his first promotion competition, he was promoted to Coryphée, dancing as a free variation the act II solo of Solor, from La Bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev. The next year, he was promoted to "Sujet" (soloist), dancing as a free variation the act III solo of Solor, from La Bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev.

The following year, he was promoted to "Premier Danseur" (first soloist), dancing as a free variation the act I solo from the Phantom of the Opera, by Roland Petit. Notable roles include Basilio, in Don Quixote by Rudolf Nureyev, the Golden Idol, in La Bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev, Frollo in Notre-Dame-de-Paris by Roland Petit, Byraxis in Daphnis et Chloe by Benjamin Millepied[2]

He has been a member of the independent dance group 3e étage, directed by Samuel Murez since 2011.

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  1. ^ "Alu - Opéra national de Paris". Opéra national de Paris. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "In Paris, Berjamin Millepied Rises To The Occasion". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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