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Aurelie Dupont

Date of birth : 1973-01-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Paris, France
Nationality : French
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-31

Aurélie Dupont, a native from Paris become a famous "Étoile" when she entered the Paris Opera Ballet at 10-year-old.

She began her career in dance at the age of ten when she entered the Paris Opera Ballet School (L’École de danse de l’Opéra de Paris) after giving up her hopes of being a pianist. She joined the company in 1989, and became a première danseuse in December 1996. Dupont was promoted to star dancer (Étoile) in 1998 after her performance as Kitri in Paris Opera Ballet's revival of Nureyev's production of Don Quixote. She has also starred in Paris Opera Ballet's revival of Nureyev's version of The Sleeping Beauty.

Dupont repertoire includes:

Don Quixote
La Bayadère
Swan Lake
Romeo and Juliet
The Sleeping Beauty
Les Sylphides
La Sylphide
The Four Temperaments

Over the years, Aurelie won the awards:

1992: Gold medallist at Varna (category juniors)
1993: Winner of the French Prix du Cercle Carpeaux
1994: Winner of the AROP (Association pour le rayonnement de l'Opéra national de Paris)
2005: Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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