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Germain Louvet was born in Chalon-sur-Saône (Burgundy, France) and began to dance at the age of 4 He studied at the Conservatory of Chalon-sur-Saône from ages 7 to 12, before auditioning for the Paris Opera Ballet School and being accepted on a full scholarship.
During his time in the Paris Opera Ballet School, he had the opportunity to dance on the stage of the prestigious Opera Garnier and Opera Bastille in Paris Opera Ballet productions including La Bayadere by Noureev, and Nutcracker by Noureev, as well as in the School’s productions of 7 Greek Dances by Béjart (pas de deux), Suites de Danses by Ivan Clustine (pas de six), Dessin pour six by John Taras, and Coppelia by Pierre Lacotte (Frantz).
Germain was accepted to the Paris Opera Ballet at age 18. He was promoted from Quadrille to Coryphée at age 20, to Sujet at age 21, and to Premier Danseur at age 23. Following his performance of Prince Siegried in Swan Lake, Germain was nominated as a Danseur Etoile on December 28, 2016.
Germain has performed the work of numerous esteemed choreographers during his time in the Paris Opera Ballet, including works by Rudolf Nureyev, Carolyn Carlson, George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Adolf Adam, John Neumeier, Frédérick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, Agnès De Mille, Pierre Lacotte, José Martinez, Edouard Lock, Wayne McGregor, Benjamin Millepied, Saburo Teshigawara, John Cranko, and Sasha Waltz. He has also interpreted some of the biggest roles in the classical ballet repertoire, including The Prince/Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker by Noureev, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by Noureev, Basilio in Don Quichotte by Noureev, Lenski in Oneguin by John Cranko, Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloe by Benjamin Millepied, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz.
He has worked as a guest artist throughout the world, including appearances in Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka), the United States (New York), Australia (Sydney), Russia (Moscow), Denmark (Coppenhagen), Greece (Athenes), Finland (Kuopio), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Switzerland (Morges), UAE (Dubaï, Abu Dhabi), St Barthélémy (Gustavia) and throughout France.
Germain Louvet is laureate of the Carpeaux Prize of Dance (2013), the Arop Prize (2017), and a graduate of the Literature High School.