It is in the rotunda Nureyev in a bathing suit and tee-shirt. The quadrants of the Palais Garnier to stand out on the big blue. Paul Brand has donned the perfect outfit to dive in swan Lake . It is midi. “Aurélie Dupont has called me into his office in early January and announced to me: “You’ll dance to The Lake,” remembers Paul Brand. For me, this role is a childhood dream. It is a ballet that I really love.”

At just 21 years ago, Paul Brand does not lose time. Gold medal at Varna in 2016, he is the first dancer in the Ballet of the Opéra de Paris since 2018. He has already worn his slippers in great roles, danced Basilio of Don Quixote, Lensky in Onegin , Colas in La Fille mal gardée … Impossible to miss: her dancing is safe and beautiful, a ball, a soft, regular lines, and virtuosity already in the scene, the sure charism. The boy is modest, yet, studious, a lover of his art Also reserved in life as promising on the stage.

“I thought I was already with Paul in rehearsal touch of extraordinary moments, where I felt I was in a mirage.”

Myriam Ould-Braham

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