Saturday, June 17th 2017 - Grand Hôtel Intercontinental de Paris

150th anniversary of the Blue Danube



For the third year the Ballet of the National Opera of Paris will be there to charm our eyes and soul during the opening ceremony !

Antonio Conforti began dancing in Salerno in South Italia from where he comes, and then carried on his training till the age of 15 at the Dance School of Theatre San Carlo of Napoli under the direction of Anna Razzi. Then he entered the Dance School of the Opéra de Paris, and two years after the Company of the Opéra, where he's been dancing on classical or modern productions by Nureyev, Balanchine, Neumeier, or Ratmansky for two seasons.

Camille de Bellefon began dancing in Brittany. After five years she was awarded the first Prize of the Conservatoire Supérieur of Paris. She spent a few months at the Staatsoper of Vienne before being hired by the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, where she dances classical masterpieces such as The Bayadere, Giselle, or The Nutcracker... as well as major pieces for modern dance by Pina Bausch, Mats Ek, or Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.

Mathieu Rouaux was born in Brittany where he began to dance passionately.Very quickly he joined the National Superior Dance School of Marseilles before entering the school of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris. He received his diploma as a professional dancer after six years of intense training. With the Ballet of l'Opéra de Paris he's been taking part to classical and neo-classical productions for two years, and participates to the tours of the Company : Tokyo, Toronto, London, Stuttgart.

Sophie Mayoux, after six years spent at the Dance School of the Opéra de Paris, joined the Ballet in 2009 et takes part to many diverse classical and modern productions : The Nutcraker, The Bayadere, The Swan Lake... as well as international tours (Moscow, Montreal, Singapore,Tokyo).