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Born in Stockholm, Petter Jacobsson started his studies in dance at the age of three and was further educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, the school of American Ballet with Stanley Williams and he later graduated from the Vaganova Academy in St.Petersburg in 1982.
As a principal dancer with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet in London between 1984 to 1993, he toured the globe dancing all of the renowned classical roles as well as appearing as guest artist with numerous international companies. In 1993, he moved to New York to begin a freelance career, working with Twyla Tharp Dance Company, the Merce Cunningham understudy group, Irene Hultman Dance and later with Deborah Hay. Petter and Thomas Caley started working as a creative team in the mid nineties, choreographing works for Martha@Mother, the Joyce Soho in New York and he did the choreography for the opera Staden at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, a commission for the 1998 Cultural capital of Europe.
In 1999, when Petter was appointed the artistic directorship of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, they made the move to Europe to continue their artistic collaboration. An exceptional embodiment of their work for the RSB was the creating of two immense happenings, In nooks and crannies 2000 and 2001. The project included the Royal Ballet, Opera and Orchestra, as well as independent artists who took-over non-traditional, yet possible, performance spaces occupying the entire Royal Opera House of Stockholm. Petter received Choreographer of the year 2002” from the Society of Swedish Choreographers in recognition of the modernisation of the Royal Swedish Ballet. After years of collaboration, Petter and Thomas established an independent dance company in 2005 - works include Nightlife, Unknown partner, Flux, No mans land- no lands man,The nearest nearness – in 2002 they won a “Goldmask” for best choreography for the musical Chess with Björn Ulveus and Benny Andersson (ABBA).
As of 2011, Petter is leading and choreographing together with Thomas Caley for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Their curating for the CCN invites as well a wide variety of artistic talent from around the world. Each invited creator joins in the active questioning of a specific theme. La saison de La (12/13), Tête à tête à têtes (13/14), Live (14/15), Folk + Danse = (R)évolution (15/16), Des plaisirs inconnus (16/17), 50 ans ! (17/18), Fifty plus ! (18/19), Useless beauty (19/20) and Fiction addiction (20/21), Ready! (Made) (21/22) and tlm (tout le monde) (22/23). To insure a lively and non fixed use of the art form they continue their searching through installations for the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and Centre Pompidou-Metz and an original initiative LAB/BLA/BAL, where a series of open house art experiments, workshops and discussions are given at our choreographic center.Original choreographies for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine include Untitled Partner #3, Performing performing, Rêlache, Timetable, Armide, Record of ancient things, L’envers, Revue Moderne, For Four Walls, Discofoot, Haendel with care, Air-condition and Mesdames et Messieurs.
In 2021, he's appointed Officier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Trained in classical ballet at the Princess Grace Academy in Monte Carlo, Isabelle Bourgeais joined the company, then called the Ballet Théâtre Français of Nancy, in 1978, under the direction of Jean-Albert Cartier. He named her a Principal Soloist a few years later. She danced the full company repertory under the direction of Patrick Dupond and Pierre Lacotte, respectively, in neo-classical as well as classical and contemporary pieces.
Françoise Adret asked her to assist with rehearsals during the 1999- 2000 season, and Didier Deschamps named her his Ballet Mistress when he was named Director of the Ballet and it became a Centre Chorégraphique National. Bourgeais received her French teaching diploma in 1996 and was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1997.
Her principal partners include Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya, Patrick Dupond, Patrick Armand, Thomas Klein, Miroslaw Gordon and Andrei Fedotov.
Choreographer/dancer - Thomas Caley, was born and educated in the United States, first graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, and later in 1992 where he earned a BFA from Purchase College in New York.
From 1994 to 2000, he was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York. In 2000 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden to continue his collaboration with Petter Jacobson, rehearsing and setting works for the Royal Swedish Ballet.
From 2003 they started their choreographic collaboration while he also maintained a freelance dance career within Europe, performing in France with Boris Charmatz on his flip book project.
Since 2011, Thomas Caley has been a resident choreographer, rehearsal director and research coordinator for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
After studying at various dance schools in Switzerland: Les Sylphides Montreux, Geneva Dance Center and the Dance School of Geneva, she began the three year training program of the Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule of Zürich, where she obtained her professional diploma in 1993. She then joined the Ballet de Lorraine under the direction of Pierre Lacotte and was promoted to soloist in November 2002 by Didier Deschamps. She earned her French teaching diploma in 2006. Her journey as part of the Ballet de Lorraine has included performing in a wide range of works, including romantic and contemporary ballets as well as a number of creations.
During the 2013/ 2014 season, she left the company to begin a new career as Artistic Coordinator and Assistant Choreographer.
Originally from Gatineau (Canada), he began his dance education in jazz dance and gymnastics. In 2007 he began attending the École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain in Montréal, studying both ballet and contemporary dance. In 2010, he received a grant from the Princess of Monaco during the Monaco Dance Forum, and a few months later he joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Born in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in 1999, Aline developed her interest for dance after having taken her first ballet class at the age of 13. In 2017 she started with the BA Dance program at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, where she gained valuable knowledge and skills in the field of classical and contemporary dance, improvisation, contact improvisation and somatic practices.
Over the years, she received significant artistic impulses performing repertoire by Jiři Kylián and Tanja Liedtke and working with choreographers like Dieter Heitkamp, Paul White, Iván Pérez, Emanuel Gat and Georg Reischl. After having worked with Johannes Wieland she developed her interest for theatricality in dance, which she continues to explore in her own movement research.
In 2020 she received the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship funded by the Tanja Liedtke foundation.
After her education she performed in Solochoreografico Solo Dance Festival Frankfurt and in 1:1 CONCERTS©. She also continues to work on several projects with Laura Hicks, Dieter Heitkamp, Evangelos Poulinas and Co-Op Dance Company (Frankfurt).
Alexis joins the CNSMD - Paris at 16 in the contemporary dance curriculum. For 4 years, he studies with Condamines, Cheryl Therrien, Iris Florentiny, Nathalie Pubellier, Edmond Russo and work with choreographers like Akram Khan, Yuval Pick, Stéphanie Lake et Boris Charmatz.
In July 2021 he obtain his degree with honors.
In August 2021 he joins the professional insertion cell of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Born in Paris, Malou start dancing at the age of 4 at the Joinville-le-Pont art school. In 2017 she joins the Ecole Nationale de Danse of Marseille for a 4 year cursus before joining the Professional Integration Cell of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in August of 2021.
Born in Niort, Alexis Bourbeau began dancing at the age of five at the Tissier Lescaut school, before entering the School of the Paris Opera Ballet under the direction of Claude Bessy, dancing works by Maurice Béjart and John Neumeier, among others.
After finishing his studies in 2003, he worked with the choreographer Blanca Li for a year; the following year he joined the Jeune Ballet of Rosella Hightower with Monique Loudière before joining the Lyon Opera Ballet, where he stayed for nine years. He has danced in works by William Forsythe (Limb's Theorem, Second Detail, One Flat Thing Reproduced, Work within Work), Mats Ek (Giselle), Jiří Kylián (Sechs Tanze, Symphony of Psalms, One of a Kind, Bella Figura, Heart's Labyrinth), Merce Cunningham (Beach Birds, Summerspace) and has also worked with Antony Hamilton, Benjamin Millepied, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Maguy Marin, Rachid Ouramdane, Jérôme Bel, Angelin Preljocaj, Ralph Lemon, Marcia Barcellos and Emanuel Gat.
In August of 2015, Alexis Bourbeau joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Charles began dancing at the age of 16 with Martine Cote. He then attended the Conservatory in St Maur des Fossés and studied with Paula Schiff. He continued his training with two years at the CRR in Avignon where he earned an honors degree in contemporary dance. He earned his French national diploma at the Ecole Nationale supérieure de danse in Marseille under the direction of Jean Christophe Paré, where he focused on contemporary dance, working with Daniel Larrieu, Hervé Robbe and Frédéric Flamand.
After working with the GUID (Urban Group of Danced Interventions of the Ballet Preljocaj) he joined the Ballet Junior of Geneva where he danced in repertory by Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman and Thierry Malandain.
He joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in March of 2013.
Born in Belgium, Inès first began studying in Antwerp at the Koninklijke Balletschool Antwerpe, and then entered the CNSM in Lyon. In 2014, she joined the Ballet Junior in Geneva, where she danced in repertory pieces by Alexander Ekman and Patrick Delcroix, and also in a creation by Kaori Ito. In 2015, Inès went to Germany to dance at the Saarländisches Staatstheater under the direction of Stijn Celis, dancing in pieces by Stijn Celis, Martin Chaix and Ohad Naharin …In 2016, Inès became a free‑lance artist, working with a number of young choreographers.
She joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in April 2017.
Mila start her studies in classical and contemporary dance in 2008 at Lyon Conservatory. She also spend a year with the Spanish company Cobos Mika.
In 2020 she joins the Junior Ballet of Genève where she interpret pieces of choreographers like Hofesh Sechter, Marcos Morau, Olivier Dubois, Jan Martens, Maud Le Pladec, Cathy Marston.
Mila is also interested in other artistic forms, in 2018 she works with the sculptor Chloé Serre for her exhibition at the gallery La BF15 for dance Biennale of Lyon. During her last year of studies she works with emergent dancers and choreographers through the festival of the city of Genève.
Mila Joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in August 2022.
Born and raised in California, Angela studied at the Juilliard School, graduating under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes in 2017. She received additional training from the School at Jacobs Pillow and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. At Juilliard, Angela was awarded the Joseph W. Polisi “Artist as Citizen” prize for her work in the community and is a recipient of a Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship. Upon graduation, she joined the Limón Dance Company in New York City. She has been grateful to perform works by Matthew Neenan, Richard Alston, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Zvi Gotheiner, and Kate Weare, as well as classic works by Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Jose Limón, among others.
Angela joined the CCN § Ballet de Lorraine in June of 2018.
Born in the Paris area (Essonne) in 1998, Nathan began dancing at the age of 9. He entered the CNSM in Paris at the age of 14, working with teachers such as Cheryl Therrien, Jean Alavi, Nathalie Pubellier, Rita Quaglia, Edmond Russo in contemporary dance, and ballet with Isabelle Riddez and Roxana Barbacaru. He did master classes with Martin Kravitz, Brigitte Seth and Roser Montlo, Mary Ann Santos New All and Patricia Lent. In 2016 he earned his high school diploma with honors, then in July 2017, earned a certificate in contemporary dance, all at the CNSMDP.
He joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in 2017.
Born in Saint-Etienne, France, Inès started her classical dance training at the age of four in Lyon. Early on she began exploring other techniques as in, jazz, hip-hop and caractère. By seven she began participating in many competitions in France as well as abroad, like the Youth America Grand Prix. She spent her summers enrolled in courses at the Princess Grace Academy, in Monaco or with the Royal Ballet School in London. In 2016 she continued her classical and contempoary training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Lyon. For the 2018-2019 season she performed as a member of the Youth Ballet of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon, here she had the chance to dance the works of Bruno Bouché, Ohad Naharin and José Martinez. Parallel to this she obtained a bachelors degree from the University of Performative Arts in Lyon 2. At the end of her studies in July, 2019 she obtains her first contract with the Opera of Nice.
Inès joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in August, 2019.
Born in Geneva, Tristan originally studied ballet at the Geneva Dance Center. In 2005 he was engaged by the Opera Ballet of Bordeaux, where he performed The Sleeping Beauty, The NutCracker (C. Judes), The Three-Cornered Hat, The Rite of Spring (L. Massine) and The Wedding (B. Nijinska).
He has been a member of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine since 2008. During this time, he has been part of new creations by Mathilde Monnier, Gisèle Vienne, La Ribot, Miguel Gutierrez, Alban Richard, Cindy Van Acker, Jan Martens, Deborah Hay, Emanuel Gat, Maud Le Pladec, Loïc Touzé, Olivier Dubois, and Volmir Cordeiro, among others. He’s also performed repertory by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Michel Fokine, Trisha Brown, and Maguy Marin.
Along his dance career, Tristan works in music production and DJs under the alias QUINZE NONANTE SEPT. He has choreographed several dance pieces and audiovisual works.
In 2018 he obtained the State Diploma of dance teacher. In 2021 he obtained a degree in Human and Social Sciences with a focus on Philosophy at the University of Paris Nanterre.
Born in Bordeaux in 1998, Matéo started dancing at the age of five with Béatrice Gelle in Blaye, studying modern jazz. He entered the CNSMDP in 2015, working with teachers such as Edmond Russo, Nathalie Pubellier, Rita Quaglia, Cheryl Therrien and Isabelle Ridez. During his contemporary dance courses, he had the opportunity to work on the repertory of choreographers like Olivier Dubois, Joanne Leighton and Rainer Behr. In March 2019, he was selected to dance the solo Es ist meine vulva choreographied by Lia Rives for the 23 Internationales Solo-Tanz Theatre Festival of Stuttgart. He participated in June 2019 at the ManiFeste festival of the IRCAM, in partnership with the composer Konstantin Heuer. He joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in August 2019.
Laure Lescoffy start dancing at ten years old. She studies at the CNR of Paris and Montreuil then in 2006, she joins the Junior Ballet of Genève. She works on repertories of choreographers like Stjin Celis, Gilles Jobin and Lucinda Childs.
In 2007, she joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in the professional insertion cell, in 2008 she becomes a full-time choreographic artist. For ten years she dance repertories of choreographers like Maguy Marin, Trisha Brown, William Forsythe and work on creations of Emmanuel Gat, Alban Richard, Maria La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier, Faustin Linyekula, Gisèle Vienne, Marcos Morau Dukowshka, Andonis Foniadakis, Miguel Gutierrez…
After meeting Cindy Van Acker, she work with her for two years and as a freelancer for various projects.
She rejoin the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in December 2019.
Valérie began her studies at the CNR in Nice, after she attended the CNSM in Paris, where she earned her high school diploma. She joined the Nice Opera in 1995, and danced in works by many prominent choreographers, among them Leonide Massine, Frederick Ashton, John Cranko, N. Christie, R. Wherlock, M. Wainrot, M. Ribaud, K. Debrock, Y. Vamos and M. Naisy.
She joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine in 2004, discovering another repertory consisting of works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, G. Vienne, Mathilde Monnier and participating in the creations of works by Joëlle Bouvier, B. Cekwana, Karole Armitage, Christophe Béranger and Hervé Robbe.
Né à Pampelune (Espagne), Andoni découvre la danse classique à l’école de danse de Navarra. En 2015, il commence à étudier la danse contemporaine au Conservatoire Professionnel de Burgos, il étudie avec des chorégraphes et professeurs comme Edurne Sanz, Angeles Rocafull, Ruth Muelas, Allan Fallieri, Monica Runde ou encore Jose Agudo.
En 2020, il devient diplômé du cursus Danse contemporaine du Conservatoire Royal de Madrid. Pendant ses études, il est membre de la compagnie jeune du Conservatoire : Larreal, il y travaille sur des projets de chorégraphes comme Jose Reches, Manuel Rodriguez, Pedro Berdäyes ou Christine Tanguay.
Il participe également à des projets extérieurs comme Escenas do Cambio ou Remember the future-Nebula Solaris pour le Carnaval de Venise.
Après ses études, il rejoint la compagnie Imperfect Dancers. En août 2023, il rejoint le CCN - Ballet de Lorraine en tant que danseur permanent.
Born in Porto (Portugal), Afonso discover dance at the city’s conservatory at the age of 13.
After this first experience he joins the Portugal national Ballet for an internship before receiving a scholarship to study at the Ballet school of Washington (United States) directed by Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev. He learns a varied repertoire with classics like Don Quixote; Le Corsaire; Sylvia as well as contemporary and classic pieces.
In 2019 he works for the company Kale Companhia de Dança, André Mesquita and the company Tierce. He also studies art history at the University of Porto.
He joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in August 2020.
Born in Italy in 2001, Lorenzo started dance when he was 11 and then joined “Il Balletto” professional ballet school in Venice. He graduated from the school and got also a diploma from the Royal Academy of Dance.
In 2020 he won a scholarship in Youth American Gran Prix to attend Palucca Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden where he studied ballet and contemporary. During that year Germany, he also got the opportunity to work with the contemporary company “SubsTanz” directed by Massimo Gerardi. Working and touring for 2 months around Germany and Austria.
In 2021 he joins the junior company “DeDunchDon’tDanceDivision”directed by Thom Stuart in Den Haag where he performs pieces of the repertory of Jiří Kylián and William Forsythe.
In August 2022 he joined la cellule d'insertion professionnelle of CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Clarisse studied classical dance at the CRR - Paris then at the Rudra béjart school in 2014. She joins a contemporary dance cursus AFI in Italy under the direction of Brigel Gioka, she study repertories of William Forsythe, Wim Wendekeybus, Martina La Ragione…
At the end of her studies, Clarisse start a freelance career. In 2018 she joins the Swiss collective Extraleben to perform die Null Protokolle in a series of festivals in Berlin. She also work on the project Telematic Network Performance Format by Benjamin Burger for the Art University of Zürich.
Clarisse work also on several personal projects, collaborating with choreographers like Sabina Aeschlimann, Mathilde Lin and Blanche Godivier. Some of her projects have been presented at the Röte Fabrik (Switzerland) the Online Sanskar Festival (India), Greywood Arts (Ireland), ...
In 2021 she joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Elsa Raymond was born in Lyon and studied ballet, jazz and contemporary dance in Villeurbanne with Pascale Courdioux and René Bon.
In 2008, she joined the Tivoli Ballet in Copenhagen; the following year she went to the Ballet of the National Opera of Finland in Helsinki, where she performed classical repertory ranging from Bournonville to Balanchine, as well as the neoclasssical works of David Dawson, Richard Wherlock and Nicolo Fonte. After that she went freelance, dancing with several different contemporary dance companies.
In 2012, she earned her French national diploma as a ballet teacher at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris. That same year she joined the Lyon Opera Ballet, where she danced for three seasons. She has danced in works by William Forsythe (One flat thing reproduced, Work within work, Limb's Theorem, Enemy in the Figure), Mats Ek (Giselle), Ohad Naharin (Minus 16), Jiri Kylian (Heart's Labyrinth, Bella Figura), Maguy Marin (Cendrillon), George Balanchine (Who cares), Alvin Alley (Memoria), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Drumming), Marcia Barcellos (Atvakhabar Rhapsodies) and Rachid Ouramdane (Tout autour).
She joined the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine in August of 2015.
Originaire de Toulouse, Elisa s'intéresse d'abord à la gymnastique rythmique. Elle se tourne ensuite vers la danse à l’âge de 17 ans au Centre Chorégraphique James Carmes à Toulouse.
Born in Toulouse, Elisa is practice in her youth about rythmic gymnastics. At 17, she starts dancing at the Centre Chorégraphique James Carmes in Toulouse. In 2019, she joins the advanced curriculum at the Avignon Conservatory. A year later, she start working at ABC (Atlantique Ballet Contemporain) under the direction of Christophe Béranger and Jonathan Pranlas-Descours an performs pieces of the company Sine Qua Non Art as well as pieces of Yuval Pick and Rachid Ouramdane repertory. In 2021, she joins the Ballet Junior of Genève where she performs pieces of Marcos Morau Dukowshka, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Martens, Hofesh Shechter, Cathy Marston…
She joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in 2023.
Céline began studying dance in Antwerp at the Royal Balletschool Antwerp, earning her diploma in 2014. She then continued training at the Ballet Junior in Geneva under the direction of Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. She felt a strong connection to contemporary dance, performing in works by Sharon Eyal, Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shechter, Roy Assaf, Andonis Foniadakis and Alexander Ekman.
In September 2017, at the age of 20, she joined the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.
Gabin discover dance at the age of 4 at Biarritz/Bayonne conservatory with dancers of the Malandain Ballet. Interested in contemporary dance, he joins the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt where he studies under Manuele Robert, former assistant of Alwin Nikolais.
In 2019 he is accepted at the Junior Ballet of Genève where he studies and work with choreographers like Olivier Dubois, Maud Le Pladec, Roy Assaf, …
Gabin stays close to the Basque Country, he create a piece for 25 dancers for the festival Le Temps d’aimer la Danse of Biarritz.
In August 2022 he joins the professional insertion cell of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
Born in Saint-Etienne, Lexane discover dance at a very young age. She experiment with different styles like hip-hop, classical and contemporary dance and modern jazz.
In 2020 Lexane focus her studies toward contemporary dance, she joins the Junior Ballet of Genève directed by Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. For 2 years she work on pieces from the repertory of choreographers like Olivier Dubois, Barak Marshall, Marcos Morau, Hofesh Shechter, Noa Zuk, Rachid Ouramdane, Maud Le Pladec and Roy Assaf.
In August 2022, she joins the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine as a choreographic artist.
Luc Verbitzky began dancing at the age of 15 in the Aveyron region in southwestern France. He continued training intensively while maintaining his academic studies, then entered the CNSMD in Paris in the contemporary dance department, working with Peter Goss, André Lafonta, Nathalie Pubellier and Cheryl Therrien as well as with the choreographers Cristiana Morganti and Jarek Cemerek. He graduated with honors from the CNSMD in June and in September 2014 he joined the company of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine.
From 1992 to 1995, she studied at the CNR in Paris. From 1995 to 2000, she studied at the CNSM in Paris, where she obtained a degree in performance, anatomy, dance history and music. In 2000/ 2001, she joined the CNSM Junior Ballet, and in 2001, she joined the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. During her time with the company she has also obtained her high school diploma in literature.
After studying ballet at the conservatory, Leïla began studying contemporary dance as well. Along with her university studies in letters followed by a year of teacher’s training, she taught dance and worked with many choreographers.
Leïla danced with several contemporary dance companies, among them P. Wolf (Germany) and S. Marcelino; and in works for young audiences with the Théâtre du Paradis. She also began working with collectives working in “non-scenic” spaces, notably with the Man’ok, Astragale, Azimuts, Assolatelier, Rumba des pinceaux, La Torpille companies …
Along with her performing career, Leïla Bessahli offers several pedagogical events ranging from the training of a dancer to creations with audiences, at the Conservatoire National (CNR) in Strasbourg, as a member of the collective "Autrement Dit," the "Trajectoire" program at Pôle Sud, at the Instituts Médico-Educatifs, the Instituts Régionaux du Travail Social, and at schools …
Leïla holds the French diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Centre National de la Danse de Paris-Pantin.
Born in Bydgoszcz (Poland), Daria studied at the National Dance School in Gdansk. She was the laureate of the 5th National Dance Competition in Poland in 1984, and in 1988 she was awarded the Medal of Leon Wojcikowski as the most promising young Polish dancer of the year. From 1987 to 1990, she was a Principal Soloist with the Ballet of the Grand Theatre of Warsaw, and from 1991 to 2000, she was a Soloist at the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine under the direction of Pierre Lacotte, then for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine with Didier Deschamps. She has performed many important roles in the classical ballet repertory but also neoclassical and contemporary works.
In 1999, after studying at the CND in Paris, she was awarded the French teaching diploma and began teaching at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Until 2010, she taught at the CNR in Strasbourg. She also earned a C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher at the CNSMD in Lyon, and is certified in Functional Analysis in danced movement (AFCMD) after studying for two years at the CESMD of Poitou Charentes, "Expertise of movement and prevention".
Born in Angers, Juliette studied dance at the CNR of Angers. In 1989 she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon, and was awarded a diploma in 1992.
She danced for three years with the National Ballet of Marseille, directed by Roland Petit, and was then hired by the National Ballet of Nancy and Lorraine in 1995 under the direction of Pierre Lacotte. Shortly after Didier Deschamps became Director of the CCN Ballet de Lorraine, Juliette was named a Soloist in 2001. From 1992 to 2010, she danced in many classical, romantic and neoclassical ballets as well as contemporary works.
In 2001, she earned her French teaching diploma in classical dance and joined the teaching staff at the School of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine. Juliette Mignot is currently working toward her C.A. as a Classical Ballet teacher at the CNSM in Lyon.