Clotilde Vayer

@ Former Principal Dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet Director at Teatro San Carlo Napoli

Born on the 13th April 1961
1969 Entered the Paris Opera School of Ballet
1976 Became a member of the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet as Quadrille
1977 Won the gold medal in the junior section at the prestigious international
ballet competition of Varna.
1977 Became a Choryphée at the Paris Opera Ballet.
1985 Became a Sujet at the Paris Opera Ballet.
1986 Named Première Danseuse at the Paris Opera Ballet.
The many solo roles she danced and for which she became closely associated
include:
Noureevs Swan Lake, La Bayadère (Nikia) and Cindarella (the two sisters)
Nijinsky and Béjarts the Rite of Spring,
Macmillans Manon (La maitresse) and Das Lied von der Erde
Robbins Dances at a gathering, In the night, The concert.
Nijinska Le train bleu (available on DVD)
Massine The three cornered hat
She also danced as a soloist in ballets by Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, John Neumeier,
William Forsyth, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham.
1996 Named Assistante Maître de Ballet at the Paris Opera.
1997 Named Maître de Ballet at the Paris Opera.
2014 Named Maître de Ballet Associé à la Direction de LOpéra de Paris by
Benjamin Millepied.
Since then she has been responsible for productions of all the major classical
ballets and worked closely with all the most significant visiting choreographers
of our time.
She recently received the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite