DANSEUR ETOILE DE L'OPERA DE PARIS
Germain Louvet was born on May 23rd in Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy. He started dancing at the age of 4, learning classic dance at the regional conservatory of Chalon-sur-Saone and aged 12 was accepted at the ballet dance school of L'Opéra de Paris .
With his literary A levels behind him he got chosen through a classical dance contest within the prestigious ballet of the paris Opera securing the position as a quadrille.
In 2013 he was awarded with the “Prix Carpeaux” of dance, that same year he reached the position of “Coryphee” only to pass on position of “Sujet” in 2014 and finally become a “Premier Danseur” in 2016.
Germain Louvet has danced some of the great roles of the classic repertoire such as the Prince/Drosselmeyer in Nurejew’s Nutcracker, Prince Albrecht in Giselle by Adolphe Adam, the Prince Desire in the sleeping beauty ( russian version ) by Marius Petipa, Romeo in Romeo and Juliette by Nurejew and even Sonatine by Georges Balanchine. He is currently preparing the role of prince Sigfried in Swanlake by Nurejew.
He also worked with numerous choreographers who shape today’s contemporary dance such as Carolyn Carlson, Sasha Waltz, Wayne McGregor, William Forsythe, Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon and Eduard Lock.
On December 28th 2016, he is made an « Étoile » following a performance of Swan Lake (Rudolf Noureyev) in which he performed the role of Siegfried.
He has since added to his repertoire: Emeraudes et Diamants / Joyaux, Agon (Balanchine), Basilio in Don Quichotte, James in La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni), Daphnis in Daphnis et Chloe (Millepied), En Sol, Afternoon of a Faun, In the Night (Robbins), Roméo in Roméo et Juliette (Waltz).
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