Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Head of ballet department at Royal Swedish Ballet School (Stockholm)
Classical coach for the Prix de Lausanne Summer Intensive in 2019 & 2020
3ème symphonie de Malher, choreographer J. Neumeier ©Laurent Paillier
Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet from 2002-2012, Clairemarie Osta brings an artistic depth, intelligence and sensitivity to every role. With an expansive repertoire that encompasses the classical and the contemporary, she is known for artistic interpretations of great honesty and purity.
Clairemarie Osta began her ballet studies in Nice at the Conservatoire régional, before moving at a young age to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP). She received the highest possible accolades at both schools, and from joining the Paris Opéra in 1988, Clairemarie advanced steadily through promotion to Première danseuse in 1999 and finally Étoile in 2002, the Paris Opera Ballet’s highest rank. She has worked with Rudolf Noureev, Les Carnets Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián and even Jerome Robbins…numerous choreographers have created dances for her, including Roland Petit, Angelin Preljocaj, Benjamin Millepied, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Nicolas Le Riche and others.
In 2013, Clairemarie Osta was appointed director of choreographic studies at CNSMD Paris. She’s been invited to teach master classes in St. Petersburg, Prague, Arcachon, Dresden and Aix en Provence, and to join the French association of ballet masters and to be jury in many competitions.
Une après-midi…, choreographer Nicolas Le Riche ©Francette Levieux
From 2015-2017, she ran LAAC-L’Atelier d’Art Chorégraphique founded in Théâtre des Champs Élysées Paris where she accompanied young talented dancers to the professional world.
Since 2017 she is head of ballet department at Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm.
Clairemarie’s outstanding contributions to art and culture having been recognised, she has received the prestigious honour of being made a Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour and of the Order of Arts and Letters.