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Léonore Baulac entered the Paris Opera Ballet School in 2005 and joined the corps de ballet in 2008 at the age of 18. In 2014, she became a Coryphée” and received the Prix AROP de la Danse, followed by “Sujet” the following year. In 2016, she was promoted to “Première danseuse”. She dances Brahms-Schonberg Quartet, Sonatine (Balanchine), Rain (De Keersmaeker), In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Of Any If And (Forsythe), the title role in Paquita (Lacotte d’après Mazilier et Petipa), Effie in La Sylphide (Lacotte d’après Taglioni), Lycenion in Daphnis and Chloé, Olympia in La Dame aux camélias, Le Chant de la terre (Neumeier), Clara in The Nutcracker, Juliette in Romeo and Juliette, le Pas de trois and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Noureev), Goldberg Variations (Robbins).
On December 31, 2017, Baulac was madean “Étoile” following a performanceof Swan Lake (Noureev) in which she performed the role of Odette/Odile. She has since added to her repertoire:
La Valse, Emeraudes and Rubis/ Joyaux (George Balanchine),The Chosen One in The Rite of Spring (Bausch), Kitri in Don Quichotte, the title role of La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni), En Sol (Robbins).
Her creations at Paris Opera Ballet have included Millepied’s Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward and La Nuit s’achève; Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, McGregor’s Alea Sands, and Forsythe’s Blake Works I.