A brief brushstroke on Stéphane Phavorin …
Trained at the Paris Opera School, Stéphane Phavorin combined his dance studies with the classical piano at the Conservatoire de Nice and Rueil-Malmaison. As an interpreter, Phavorin developed a long career of 25 years linked to the Paris Opera Ballet, having been promoted to the category of principal dancer.
His repertoire is based on main roles in Rudolf Nureyev’s classic ballets like Rothbart in Swan Lake, prince in The Nutcracker, Theobald in Romeo and Juliet, as well as other roles like James in the romantic play The Sylphide by Pierre Lacotte. In addition, he danced numerous pieces by the great contemporary choreographers such as Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Twyla Tharp, Jiří Kylián or Wayne McGregor, among others. Phavorin’s prize list is made up of the L’AROP prize of the Paris Opera, as well as the silver medals of the international competitions in Paris and Saint Petersburg.
Currently, Stéphane Phavorin is a guest teacher and coach at numerous companies and high-level schools such as the Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet in London, American Ballet Theater in New York, the Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam, the Opera di Roma, the Boston Ballet, the Scala di Milano, the Opera of Bordeaux, the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Frankfurt Ballet, the company of Angelin Preljoçaj, the National Higher Conservatory of Paris, the Professional Conservatory of Dance of Valencia, the Higher Conservatory of Dance of Valencia and the Palau Les Arts Reina Sofia of Valencia.