MARIE AGNES GILLOT – CLASSICAL & REPERTORY
Marie Agnes Gillot became an Etoile on March 18, 2004, following Les Signes representation Carolyn Carlson.
She became the first dancer to be appointed at the end of a contemporary work.
Since then she continues to perform ballets given at the Paris Opera, such as Bolero (Maurice Béjart), The Face of Trespass (Roland Petit), The Prodigal Son (George Balanchine), The Dream of Medea (Angelin Preljocaj ) and Orpheus and Eurydice (Pina Bausch that was broadcasted live from the Opera Garnier on Arte Saturday, February 16, 2008).
In parallel Marie-Agnès Gillot launches into choreography. Her first creation, entitled Few Differences, held in January 2007 in the Suresnes Cités Danse festival with the participation of ballet dancers and hip hop. This meeting between hip-hop and contemporary dance was appreciated by the press. Then a creation for the Ballet of the Paris Opera in 2012, “Sous Apparence”, where she experiences the language of pointes.
In January 2012 Marie-Agnès Gillot performed on stage at the théâtre du Rond-Point in a show called “Après la bataille de Pippo Delbono”, she shares the stage with Bobo, who has Down syndrome, and Gianluca, who himself is deaf mute.
In May 2014 she is back on the stage of the Opera after maternity leave, in the ballet Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch.
Sylvie had her training in Marseille, where she was born. She obtained her DE after a choreographic artist career at the Ballet Theatre of Marseille, Avignon Festival, the Theatre of Oldenburg in Germany, and many other creations ….
Since 2010 Sylvie is teaching pedagogy of dancing, territorial assistant art education. Since 2015 Sylvie has been doing intervention in schools, to talk about artistic awareness.
He has danced on the Pont l’Abbé Violette Verdy stage and organised galas in aid of Cystic Fybrosis research.
LAURENCE PEREZ – CONTEMPORARY
State degree in Jazz and Contemporary Dance since 1995, Laurence teaches contemporary dance at the International Academy of Dance in Paris, participates in festivals such as Dance Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Europa Festival in Florence and gives master classes from all over France.
Requested by the French Federation of Dance as president of jury and choreographer, her teaching is based on the technique of Merce Cunningham and Limon.
MARTIN YSEBAERT – JAZZ
Trained in ballet, jazz and modern in Belgium and New York, he has performed in numerous classical and neo-classical companies and performed in musicals as varied as: Carousel, Romeo and Juliet, Starlight Express, Hey Mr.Producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Celebration, My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Barnum, Mayflower, the Fiddler on the Roof.
Martin is a choreographer (Disney’s Spring Promenade – Disney Land Paris, Hairspray, the musical, Display- European Young Ballet -), jazz teacher in various dance schools and called for many courses in Europe. Martin was also assistant -chorégraphe for My Fair Lady at the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg.
TONY LE GUILLY – HIP HOP
Tony discovered dance Hip Hop in 1997 with the AC Cie Grenoble. In 2002, he attended training culture dance Hip Hop Co. Revolution and joined the Conservatory of Bordeaux, contemporary section and following placement courses with A.Gonotey (Co. Lullaby). He became champion of France Gymnastics Hip Hop national festival of Istres, and integrates in 2004, as the first dancer for the play “Pesadila” Actaesfabula Co., headed by Norton Antivilo. In 2009, Tony created the association Street Art Hip Hop Dance, created his first play, “Gemini”, and others in progress. Tony also received intensive training in Los Angeles in August 2014.
OLIVIER REY – MUSICAL THEATRE
Olvier made his vocal training with Ian Adams, Jasmine Roy and Hubert Weller and his dance training In Studio Paris Centre. He participated in many musicals: Le Bal Des Vampires, Sister Act, Mamma Mia (Theatre Mogador), Romeo and Juliet (Vienna tour in South Korea), Belles Belles Belles (Olympia), Beauty and the beast (Dominium Theatre – London), What A Feeling (Palladium London Uk Tour) Cats (Théâtre de Paris) Hello Dolly (Opéra de Liège), Barnum (Célestins Theatre), Peter Pan (Casino de Paris).
ELLINA AKIMOVA – PIANIST
Composer, pianist, she followed graduate studies in musicology and piano in Azerbaijan, then a career dedicated to music for dance, at the Opera of Paris, after the Bolshoi and Moiseyev School-studio in Moscow, the Opera Baku.
In 2012, she performed at the Palace Garnier music Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Brahms in the choreography of Violette Verdy (ballet Variations).
In April 2014 during the performances of the Opera Garnier Dance School, E. Akimova played with orchestra Concerto in Re JS Bach (ballet C. Bessy).
Since 2000 she directs the collection Dance together.
YVES PIGNOT – PIANIST
French composer, having studied in Brazil, Yves Pignot regularly accompanies dance classes at the Brest Conservatoire, using a wide palette of instruments including the piano, percussion instruments and the accordion.
Several of his compositions are edited at www.egge-verlag.de using many instruments including the piano, the clarinet, the oboe, the bassoon, the saxophone….
In 2014 in Caen, and 2016 in Brest, the competition “Concours National Jeune Vents Bassons” has chosen Yves’s works in their program, such as ” Chanson Tropicale” and “S’étirant sur une Plage Ensoleillée” reflecting his Brazilian influence.