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Stéphane Phavorin

Ballet Master

Stéphane Phavorin received his dance training at the Paris Opera Ballet School with the most great teachers, and simultaneously studied classical piano at the Nice Conservatory and in Rueil- Malmaison

During his 25-year career with the Paris Opéra Ballet, rising through the ranks to premier danseur, he danced the work of many great contemporary choreographers including Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kilian, and Wayne McGregor. His classical repertoire included leading characters from the ballets of Rudolf Nureyev; "Rothbart" in Swan Lake, the “Prince" in Casse Noisette, "Tybalt" in Romeo and Juliet, as well as other classical roles such as "James" in the romantic ballet La Sylphide by Pierre Lacotte. All the repertory of Georges Balanchine and some of Jerome Robbins

Stéphane has received Paris Opéra’s AROP prize, as well as silver medals at International Dance Competitions in both Paris and St. Petersburg

Stéphane Phavorin

With both a Diplôme d’État (2002) and a Certificat d’Aptitude de professor de danse in pedagogy (2013) from the French State, Stéphane is often invited to work for some of the world’s major theaters including the Paris Opéra Ballet, London’s Royal Ballet, and the Colón Theatre Ballet in Buenos Aires, HET National Ballet, Scala de Milan

For two years he served as Ballet Master and Company Teacher for Madrid’s Companía Nacional de Danza, followed by one year with the Rome Opera. Additionally, Stéphane has created three choreographic works:, "3941" to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of Animals, and "Piazzo" to the music of Astor Piazzolla with Vasko Vasilev, (first violin of the orchestra of Covent Garden) and for Rome Opera’s 2016 production of La Traviata, staged by Sofia Coppola with costumes by Valentino


A few of Stéphane's past appearances and guest teaching during 2022-2023 include:

  • The Bayerishes Staatsballett

  • La Fille mal gardée at National Ballet of Slovakia.

  • Ballet de Salzburg

  • Stuttgart Ballet

  • Companía Nacional de Danza Madrid

  • National Ballet Company of Sao Paulo

  • Restage Bayadère and guest teaching for Cape Town City Ball

  • Teatro del’Opera di Roma and restage La traviata Sofia Coppola for the choreography

  • Coaching of Giselle at Ljubjana Ballet Company

  • Coaching Swann Lake - Noureev’s versión at Slovak Ballet Company

  • Bayerisches staatsballet

  • Royal Danish Theatre

  • HET National Ballet Amsterdam

  • Royal Ballet of London

  • Slovenian National theatre Drama

  • Cape Town city ballet - Restage 3 act of Bayadère

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