234th Season

Agnes Letestu

Dancer

In 1983, at age 16, engaged in the Corps de ballet.
In 1988, danced in The Prodigal Son (Balanchine).
In 1989, promoted to "Sujet". Danced Grand pas classique (Gsovsky).

In 1990, won the gold medal at the Varna Dance Competition. Danced in Le Jeune Homme et la Morte and Debussy pour sept danseurs (Petit).
In 1991, danced in In the Middle: (Forsythe), Glass Pieces (Robbins) and Les Biches (Nijinska).
In 1992, danced Gamzatti La Bayadere (Nureyev), in Vaslaw (Neumeier), Giselle, Don Quixote and Dances at a Gathering (Robbins).
In 1993, promoted to "Premiere Danseuse".

1993 - 1997: danced in Le Sacre du printemps (Nijinsky), Paquita(Petipa), Etudes (Lander), Jardin aux lilas (Tudor), Suite en blanc (Lifar), Pasacaille (Petit), Apollo, Serenade, Le Palais de Cristal, The Four Temperaments, Agon, Theme and Variations, Capriccio, Violon Concerto (Balanchine), Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev), Sinfonietta (Kylian), The Nutcracker, Magnificat (Neumeier), Martha/Bathilde in Giselle (Ek), IX Symphony (Bejart).

Named "Etoile" after performing in Swan Lake (Nureyev) on 31st October 1997.

Repertoire includes: Giselle, La Symphonie fantastique (Massine), L?Arlesienns (Petit), IX Symphony(Bejart), Don Quixote, Raymonda, La Bayadere, Cinderella (Nureyev), Les Variations d?Ulysse (Jean-Claude Gallotta), Pas/parts, Woundwork 1 (Forsythe), Sylvia pas de deux, Jewels (Balanchine), Paquita (Lacotte).

In 1999, won the "Danza & Danza" prize.
Participated in Paris Opera Ballet tours to New York, Japan, Italy, Manchester, Vienna, Milan and Lyon.
Guest artist with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Giselle by Alicia Alonso), Dutch National Ballet Romeo and Juliet by van Dantzig), Nice Opera Ballet (Beau Danube and Le Sacre du printemps by Massine), Ballet del Teatro Communale di Firenze (Swan Lake), Tokyo Ballet (Paquita) and English National Ballet (The Nutcracker by Derek Deane).

Has been invited to dance in Madrid, New York, Cannes, Rome, Helsinki, Munich, Dallas, Montreal.
Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.

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