Ballet du Grand Théâtre

The Dancers

Ladies

Yumi Aizawa

Origin: Japan
Training: Hakucho Ballet Academy, Nagano (1990-2001), Hamburg Ballettschule (2001-2004).
Professional Experience: Ballett Dresden – Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden – corps de ballet (2004-2006), Opéra national de Bordeaux – Première danseuse (2006-2014).
Company member since 2014.

Céline Allain

Origin: France
Training: Conservatoire de danse de Châteauroux (1999-2001), Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Tours (2001-2004), Ballets du Nord, Roubaix (2004-2005), École de Danse Martine Chaumet et Christian Conte, Bordeaux (2005-2006), Académie Princesse Grace, Monaco – certificat d’aptitudes professionnelles (2006-2008), École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2008-2012).
Professional Experience: Cannes Jeune Ballet with Paola Cantalupo (2010-2012), Ballet Preljocaj (2012), Ballet d’Europe with Jean-Charles Gil (2012-2013), solo from Swan Lake by Jean-Christophe Maillot (2011-2012).
Company member since 2013.

Louise Bille

Origin: France
Training: École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2005-2012), Cannes Jeune Ballet - DNSP3 (2012-2013).
Professional Experience : internships with Michèle Noiret on Hors-Champs, workshop with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Dominique Duszynski at P.A.R.T.S.
Company member since 2013.

Ornella Capece

Origin: Italy
Training: Studio Danza 2 (2005-2007), Hamburg Ballett with John Neumeier (2007-2012).
Professional Experience: Hamburgische Staatsoper / Hamburg Ballett (2012).
Company member since 2013.

Léa Mercurol

Origin: France
Training: École de danse de l'Opéra National de Paris (2009-2014), Hamburg Ballettschule John Neumeier (2014-2017)
Company member since 2017.

Virginie Nopper

Origin: Switzerland
Training: Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (1991-1994), Conservatoire de danse et de musique de Genève (1994-2003), Dance Area (2003-2004), Rudra Béjart (2004-2006).
Professional Experience: Béjart Ballet Lausanne (2006-2010).
Company member since 2010.

Tiffany Pacheco

Origin: France and Chile
Training: École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2004-2007), Cannes Jeune Ballet (2007-2012).
Professional Experience: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo (2012-2016).
Company member since 2016.

Mohana Rapin

Origin: Switzerland (born in Nepal)
Training: Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Training Centre, Geneva and Swiss National Team (1998-2008), Centre Igokat Lausanne (2008-2010), École-Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne (2010-2012).
Professional ExperienceThe Rite of Spring and The Firebird with Béjart Ballet Lausanne. (2011-2012), soloist at the Landestheater, Innsbruck (2012-2015), Grand Théâtre de Genève (2015).
Awards: Rhythmic Gymnasics champion, Switzerland (2008), Pour-cent culturel Migros scholarship (2011).
Company member since 2016.

Sara Shigenari

Origin: Japan
Training: Setsuko Honda Ballet Studio (1994), Centre d’Art chorégraphique franco-japonais (2003), English National Ballet School (2004-2006), Cannes Jeune Ballet - École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2006-2009).
Professional Experience: Cannes Jeune Ballet (2006-2008), Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice (2007).
Awards: 1er Prix (niveau supérieur) at the 23d Prix de Carpeaux (2003), New York Finalist, Youth America Grand Prix (2003).
Company member since 2009.

Lysandra Van Heesewijk

Origin: France and Chile
Training: Centre régional d’art chorégraphique, Grasse (France) (2000-2005), École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2005-2013), Cannes Jeune Ballet (2013-2014).
Professional Experience: Cannes Ballet, ESDC.
Company member since 2014.

Madeline Wong

Origin: Australia
Training : Koninklijk Conservatorium (2004-2006).
Professional Experience: Geneva Ballet Company (2006-2013), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2013-2015).
Company member since 2015.

Gentlemen

Valentino Bertolini

Origin: France
Training: École de danse de Genève (2005-2007), École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower - Cannes Jeune Ballet (2007-2012).
Professional Experience: Ballet d’Europe - France (2012-2013), Staatstheater Nürnberg (2013-2014).
Company member since 2014.

Natan Bouzy

Origin: France
Training: Studied with Michèle Lucibello (1999-2004), École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris (2004-2011), workshops with Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan, Sharon Eyal–Batsheva Company.
Professional Experience: performances with the École de Danse de l’Opéra national de Paris (2006-2011), with the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris (2011-2012).
Company member since 2012.

Zachary Clark

Origin: United States
Training: The Georgia Ballet School (2003-2007), Hamburg Ballettschule (2007-2010).
Professional Experience: Hamburg Ballett (2010-2015).
Company member since 2015.

Armando Gonzalez Besa

Origin: United States and Cuba.
Training: Escuela Provincial de Ballet Alejo Carpentier, Havana (1991-1994), New World School of the Arts, Miami (1997-2001).
Professional Experience: New Century Dance, USA (2003-2005), Ballet Gamonet, USA (2005-2006), Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada (2006-2007), Stadttheater Augsburg, Germany (2007-2010).
Company member since 2010.

Xavier Juyon

Origin: France
Training: Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse, Dax (France) (1998-2006), Biarritz International Summer Course (1998-2006), trained with Attilio Labis and Wayne Byars.
Professional Experience: Centro Danza Caterina Ricci (2007), Junior Ballet de Paris (2007), Colors of Dance (2009), Ballet de l’Opéra de Limoges (2008), Ballet de l’Opéra national de Bordeaux (2008-2009), demi-soliste at Ballet Nice-Méditerranée (2009-2014).
Company member since 2013.

Nathanael Marie

Origin: France
Training: Dance and martial arts.
Professional Experience: Theater Mannheim; Compagnie Blanca Li, Paris; Ballet d’Europe and Ballet national de Marseille. Made in Cannes Festival with Ballet Nice-Méditerranée; on tour in France with Roberto Alagna; Festival Printemps de la Danse in Marseille (2009) and with the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes (2014).
Company member since 2009.

Juan Pérez Cardona

Origin: Spain
Training: Gymnastique rythmique (2004-2014), École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille (2014-2015), École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower (2015-2016)
Professional Experience: CCN Ballet de Lorraine (2016-2017)
Awards: Twice Spain sub champion (2011 & 2012)
Company member since 2017.

Simone Repele

Origin: Italy
Training: Il mondo a passo di danza with Raffaella Ravetti (2004-2008), Hamburg Ballettschule with John Neumeier (2009-2012), Introdans (2013-2014).
Professional Experience: Hamburg Ballett (Lilion 2012, Spring and Fall – Nijinski Gala 2012), Introdans (2013-2014).
Company member since 2014.

Sasha Riva

Origin: Italy and United States
Training: Hamburg Ballettschule with John Neumeier (2008-2011), Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) Summer Intensive in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015.
Professional Experience: Hamburg Ballett, John Neumeier (2011-2016).
Award: Upcoming Young Talent 2012 for the magazine Tanz.
Company member since 2016.

Geoffrey Van Dyck

Origin: France
Training: Conservatoire national supérieur de danse (CNSD), Lyon; Académie internationale de Danse, Paris.
Professional Experience: : several musical comedies (Mozart, l’Opéra Rock) and events (AREVA Factory anniversary, Paris Fashion Week, Smart anniversary).
Company member since 2013.

Nahuel Vega

Originaire de: Argentina
Training: Escola do Teatro Bolshoi no Brasil (2002 and 2006-2009), Escuela Municipal de Danza Norma Fontela – in Mar del Plata, Argentina (2003-2005), Taller de Danza Contemporánea del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires (2010-2011), École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower (2011-2013).
Professional Experience: internships with Ballets de Monte-Carlo (2011), Béjart Ballet Lausanne (2012), Ballet d’Europe (2012-2013), guest soloist for two new productions by Mariam Aleksidze at the Giorgi Aleksidze Foundation in Tbilissi (Georgia) (2012 and 2013).
Company member since 2013.