|September 7, 1975|
|Place of Birth|
Marie-Agnès Gillot born in 1975 in Caen is a French ballet dancer and choreographer with the Paris Opera Ballet.
The daughter of an accountant and a physical therapist, until starting at the Paris Opera Ballet School at age nine, she lived in Caen.
"She was only 5 when she took her first dance lesson. Despite having double scoliosis, whose treatment would imprison her in a cumbersome back brace for years, she kept dancing".
She entered the company at age 15. In 1994, she was promoted to the rank of “sujet,” or soloist. “I had a long wait, another five years, to become "Premiere Danseuse", even though I was dancing all the principal roles (...) And then a long wait to be made an étoile, five years after that. It has never been easy for me.”
She became principal dancer - "étoile" in 2004 after dancing "Signes": "It's the first time an étoile has been nominated after dancing a contemporary ballet. I think many people were surprised as modern works are generally considered less important than the classics, although they now represent half the repertoire of the company."
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 173 cm|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|