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Benjamin Millepied: the choreographer of “Black Swan” appointed director of the Paris Opera Ballet

John Shearer/Getty Pictures Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Benjamin Millepied, choreographer and former ballet dancer, has been named the new dance director of the famous Paris Opera ballet. Millepied, 35, who is French but has lived in the US since he was 16, is probably best known […]

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Benjamin Millepied will be the director of the Paris Opera Ballet

PARIS — Benjamin Millepied, choreographer and former principal of the New York City Ballet, will be the new dance director of the Paris Opera Ballet from September 2014. The announcement Thursday morning at the Palais Garnier by the director general of the Paris Opera, Nicolas Joël, puts an end to months of intense speculation around […]

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Natalie Portman’s husband will direct the Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied, the “Black Swan” choreographer who helped turn Natalie Portman into an obsessed, paranoid ballerina for film and later married the actress, has been named director of the Opera Ballet of Paris Thursday. Millepied, 35, is a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet who left in 2011 to […]

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Happy 300th anniversary, Paris Opera Ballet

PARIS – Founded in 1713, the Paris Opera Ballet is preparing to celebrate 300 years of innovation, while continuing to transmit its classical repertoire. In this festive season, as always, the Ballet is a huge success. Whether for his 26 performances of the classic “Don Quixote” at the Opéra Bastille; the 21 nights dedicated to […]