Marie-Agnès Gillot, photographed by Koto Bolofo for Numéro, was in the spotlight for the exhibition dedicated to her at the Studio des Acacias.
She joined the corps de ballet de l'Opéra de Paris in 1989. Promoted to subject in 1994, she played wonderful roles in works by Carlson, Nureyev, Nijinsky or Belarbi and received the AROP prize in 1998 before becoming a principal dancer in 1999. In 2004, she was named Etoile following the performance of Carolyn Carlson's "Signs" and became the first dancer to be named after a contemporary work. Since then, she has put her virtuoso technique at the service of all the greatest ballet roles given at the Paris Opera, both in the classical and contemporary repertoire. At the same time, Marie-Agnès embarked on choreographic work in 2007 with a piece mixing classical and hip-hop dancers and has since continued to create.
In March 2017 Marie-Agnès Gillot bids farewell to the stage at the Palais Garnier to a ballet by Pina Bausch "Orphée et Eurydice". She has a taste for eclecticism in choreography and never hesitates to cross the boundaries of genres: from clips to films, from conceptual works to cinema.
> Discover the Koto Bolofo for Number exhibition at the Studio des Acacias.