Benjamin Millepied

(b. 1977)

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(b Bordeaux, 10 Jun. 1977)

French-American dancer and choreographer. He trained at the Conservatoire National in Lyon and at the School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet in 1995. He was promoted to principal in 2002. As well as dancing the Balanchine and Robbins repertories, he has created roles in d'Amboise's Circle of Fifths, Eifman's Musagete, Martins's Octet, Preljocaj's La Stravaganza, and Wheeldon's Slavonic Dances, among others. He began choreographing in 2001, and his subsequent works include Triple Duet (mus. Bach, 2002) for Danses Concertantes, a touring group of artists from NYCB; Double Aria (mus. Daniel Ott, 2005) and Quasi Una Fantasia (mus. Górecki, 2009) both for New York City Ballet; and Petrushka (2007) for Geneva Ballet.

Subjects: Dance.

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