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An important part in my dancing career, the Ballet Royal de Wallonie was also a turning point in my life: from dancer to ballet master. When I joined in 1975, the company was under the leadership of its founder Hanna Voss.
The repertoire was mostly based on the classical ballets and a few experimental works. With over 60 dancers it followed the structure of the Paris Opera and invited many of its stars. The company toured mainly in Europe: Germany, Spain, Italy and extended also to Canada.
When Hanna Voss retired in 1977, Juan Guiliano took over for a year. An Artistic Comity including Jaky Richard, Menia Martinez and Jean-Pierre Laporte followed in 1978 and Joseph Lazzinni was the house choreographer.
Still a dancer, I started giving class to the dancers of the Operetta of the Palais des Beaux Arts in 1978, the next year to the Ballet School attached to the company and in 1980 to the company.
December 1980 sees the nomination of Jorge Lefebre (1936-1990) as director of the company and my promotion to ballet master.
In 1984 J.B.L.Wilson a reporter of the Dancing Times informs me that Elsa-Marianne von Rosen is looking for a ballet-master. I decide to leave for Malmö, Sweden.
At Jorge Lefebre’s death in 1990 the Ballet Royal de Wallonie, Compagnie Jorge Lefebre becomes Charleroi Danses under the leadership of Frédéric Flamand until 2006.
Beauty & Beast
La fille mal gardée
|Daphnis & Chloé
Fête des Fleurs
|Les Indes galantes|
|Romeo & Juliet|
Tristan & Yseut
Swan Lake 3rd act
G. Pas Classique
|Andersen Cygne Sauvage|
Grand Pas Classique
Prince Igor Danses Polovtiennes
|Ricercare a Nove Movimenti
|La Dame aux Camélias|
|Romeo & Juliet|
|La dame aux Camélias||Sleeping Beauty||Romeo & Juliet||Coppelia||Giselle||Habanera
Chant de la Terre
|Poème de l'Extase
|David Come Home||Double Croches
David & Bethsabée