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Élisabeth Platel

Star Dancer of the Paris Opera

Élisabeth Platel, born in Paris, is a ballet star of the Opéra national de Paris. Since 2004, Élisabeth Platel has been director of the dance school at the Opéra national de Paris. After studying dance at the Conservatoire de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Élisabeth Platel entered the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Christiane Vaussard where she won a first prize in 1975. Hired in 1976 in the ballet corps of the Paris Opera, Élisabeth Platel was promoted subject in 1978 and won the silver medal in the same year at the Varna International Ballet Competition. First dancer in 1979, she obtained her first roles as soloist and was chosen by Maurice Béjart to be Jean Babilée’s partner in Life (June 1979).

On December 23, 1981, Élisabeth Platel was named star while she played the role of Giselle for the first time. She is entrusted with all the great roles of the classical repertoire. Rudolf Nureyev also makes him his regular dancer. On a world tour with Manuel Legris and Nicolas Le Riche, she toured the international stages in 2000, a year after her farewell on the stage of the Paris Opera, in the title role of La Sylphide. In 2001, she took part in Dominique Delouche’s film «Violette et Mister B. », alongside Violette Verdy, Monique Loudières, Nicolas Le Riche and Helgi Tomasson. Élisabeth Platel danced everything: Balanchine; Neumeier; Noureev…

Benois Dance Award for his entire career and his role as Ambassador of the French School in the World

1993: Chevalier des Arts et Lettres

1998: Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur

2004: Officier de l’ordre national du mérite

2008: Officier de la Légion d’honneur

2014: Commander of the National Order of Merit