Patrick Armand (© Chris Hardy)
“Never forget that technique is only a tool to be able to express ourselves. Be generous and open and never loose the will to learn.”
Lauréat du Prix de Lausanne 1980
Professeur de classique pour le Prix de Lausanne 2020
Name: Patrick ARMAND
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Training: Colette Armand and Rudy Bryans. Ecole de danse Roland Petit (Marseille), Centre de Danse Rosella Hightower, School of American Ballet (New York).
Prix de Lausanne: Prize winner 1980. Jury Member 1998, 2009. Teacher and Coach from 2010 to today.
- Principal of the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program
- Principal Dancer with Ballet Theatre Français de Nancy, London Festival Ballet/English National Ballet, Boston Ballet.
- Director Studio Ballet Colette Armand,
- Teacher and Ballet Master Teatro alla Scala.
Current company/position: Director, San Francisco Ballet School.
Favorite roles/choreographies: All the dramatic story ballets, specially Lensky (Cranko), Romeo (Ashton, Cranko), L’Arlesienne (Petit), Albrecht etc…
Career highlight: Just the pleasure to be on stage and dancing has been an immense privilege. Performing with Noureev Bejart’s Song of a wayfarer, my partnership with Trinidad Sevillano. Meeting and working with so many wonderful people ( Elizabeth Anderton, David Wall, Sergei Berejnoi etc..).
Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: “Thank you all at the Prix de Lausanne to exist and to help so many young dancers achieve their dreams!”