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Isabelle Ciaravola

Curriculum Vitae

Étoile, Paris Opera Ballet
Ballet teacher, Summer Intensive - European Preselection 2019 - 2022

Dancing career

  • 1972: born in Ajaccio (Corsica) on March 12th
  • 1985: enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (CNSMDP).
  • 1988: wins the First Prize from the CNSMD and enters the Paris National Opera Ballet School.
  • 1990: she starts dancing with the Corps de ballet of the Paris National Opera Ballet (she is only 18)
  • 1993: she is appointed Coryphée of the Paris National Opera Ballet.
  • 2000: she is appointed Sujet of the Paris National Opera Ballet
  • 2003: she is appointed Première danseuse of the Paris National Opera Ballet
  • 2009: on April 16th, after the premiere performance of Onegin (John Cranko) in which she dances Tatiana‘s role, Isabelle Ciaravola is named Danseuse Étoile of the Paris National Opera Ballet.
  • 2014: Isabelle Ciaravola officially retires from the Paris National Opera Ballet on February 28th, at the end of a performance of Onegin at the Opéra Garnier. In September of the same year, she becomes a Ballet Teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP).

Repertoire

  • Tatiana in John Cranko‘s “Onegin”
  • Manon in Kenneth Mc Millan‘s “Manon”
  • John Neumeier‘s “The Lady of the Camellias” (roles of Marguerite and Manon) and “Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony” (the Angel)
  • Rudolf Nureyev‘s “La Bayadère” (Nikiya) , “Romeo and Juliet” (Juliet), “Cinderella” (one of the two sisters), “Raymonda” (Henriette) and “Le Lac des Cygnes”
  • The Star in Patrice Bart‘s “Degas’ Little Dancer”, Swanhilda in “Coppelia” and Giselle
  • George Balanchine‘s “the Emeralds” and “the Diamonds” (from “Jewels”), “Serenade”, “Liebeslieder Walzer”, “the Four Temperaments” and “Agon”
  • Jerome Robbins‘ “Glass Pieces”, “In the night” and “Dances at a Gathering”
  • Pierre Lacotte‘s “La Sylphide” and “Le Papillon”
  • Serge Lifar‘s “Suite en blanc” (La Flûte, la Cigarette, l’Adage) and “Les Mirages” (the Woman)
  • Wayne McGregor‘s “Genus”
  • José Martinez’ Garance in “Children of the Paradise” (Creation), “Delibes Suite” (Creation) and “Mi Favorita” (Creation)
  • Trisha Brown‘s “O’slovony o’composite”
  • Roland Petit‘s “Le jeune homme et la mort”, “Carmen”, “L’Arlésienne”,Proust, or: the Intermittencies of the Heart” (Albertine), “Le rendez-vous”, “Clavigo” and “La Méditation de Thaïs”
  • Nicolas Paul‘s “Répliques”
  • Michel Fokine’s “Le Spectre de la rose”
  • Jean Guillaume Bart‘s “La Source” (Creation) and “Coppelia Pas de Deux” (Creation)
  • Jiri Kylian‘s “Bella Figura”
  • William Forsythe‘s “Woundwork 1” and “Approximate Sonata”
  • Angelin Preljocaj‘s “Le Parc” and Annonciation”
  • Alberto Alonso‘s “Carmen”

Distinctions

  • Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur
  • Designer pour « ballet rosa »