Benjamin Pech

Benjamin Pech was born in 1974. At first he was fond of jazz dance, but later in 1986 having tried the classical dance he enters the Paris Opera Ballet school.

In 1992 he is already a member of the Corps de Ballet, in 1994 he is promoted to Coryphee, and in 1997 he becomes the Soloist of the first French company. In 1992 he takes part in the International Ballet Competition in Paris, where he gets the Grand Prix and in Maya Plisetskaya competition, where he gets Diagilev Foundation's le Prix de la critique. He also receives le prix du Cercle Carpeaux. In 1988 he is awarded by the Accosiation of the Paris Opera Friends the Prix du public. These years he studies solo repertoire and appears in classical and contemporary performances. In 1999 he becomes a Premier. He dances the main parties in La Sylphide, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Romeo et Juliette (Noureev). Coppelia (Patrice Bart), la IXå Symphonie, Le Concours et L'Oiseau de feu (the title role) by Maurice Bejart, the title role in Clavigo, Frollo in Notre-Dame de Paris (Petit), as well as in ballets by Balanchine, Mats Ek, Bronislava Nijinska, Robbins, Preljocaj, Forsythe and others, /n September 2005 after the performance of the role of Albert in Giselle (classical version) and Frederi in L'Arlesienne — he is nominated Danseuse “Etoile”.

Benjamin Pech participates in International Dance Festivals in St. Petersburg (1994,1995), in World Ballet Festival in Japan (1997), in Galas dedicated to Maya Plisetskaya's anniversaries in Bolshoy and Mariinski Theatres (1995), in Gala held in New York City center. Cocteau et la danse in Japan, Nijinsky Gala (Hambourg/2001), Gala des Etoiles du Prix de Lausanne (2003). He takes part in tours of such Paris Opera stars as Patrick Dupond (1995), Legris and Loudieres (1996-1998), Charles Jude (1997). He was the partner to the French Etoiles Elisabeth Platel and Isabelle Guerin. Benjamin Pech regularly appears in Japa?nese company Asami Maki Ballet, he dances with Lucia Lacarra in Munich Ballet (2004), in Theatre San Carlo de Naples (2004), in Theatre de la Verdure in Palermo (2005). Having organized the Gala des Etoiles company he performs in the Theatre Bunkamura in Tokyo with ballets by J. Kylian (BlackBird), John Neumeier [Romeo et Juliette), Mats Ek [Sleeping Beauty).

Benjamin Pech is Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.





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