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Germain Louvet

About this Artist

In December 2016, Germain Louvet was made an Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet following a performance of Swan Lake (Nureyev), in which he performed the role of Prince Siegfried.
He has performed Emeralds and Diamonds in Joyaux (“Jewels”), Agon (Balanchine), Basilio in Don Quixote, James in La Sylphide (Lacotte after Taglioni), Daphnis in Daphnis et Chloé (Millepied), En Sol (Robbins). Born in 1993 in Chalon-sur-Saône (Burgundy), Germain Louvet began dancing at age 4 and joined the Conservatoire National de Région de Chalon-sur-Saône three years later.

He has also added to his repertoire Les Amis de Colas in La Fille mal gardée (Ashton), the Companions in Prodigal Son, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, and Sonatine (Balanchine), Pas de trois in Paquita (Lacotte after Mazilier and Petipa), Les Matelots in Phèdre (Lifar), AndréAuria (Lock), Romeo and Juliet (Waltz), and Friends of Solor and the Indians in La Bayadère, the Matadors and the Gypsies in Don Quixote, the Hours and the Purple Waltz in Cinderella, Drosselmeyer and the Prince in The Nutcracker, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev).

Principal creations and repertoire entries at the Paris Opera
Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward (Millepied, 2015), Polyphonia (Wheeldon, 2015), Alea Sands (McGregor, 2015), Blake Works I (Forsythe, 2016), Grand miroir (Teshigawara, 2017), The Male Dancer (Pérez, 2018), Sleight of Hand (León, Lightfoot, 2019), and Le Rouge et le noir (Lacotte, 2021).


Louvet enters the Paris Opera Ballet School.

He is engaged at 18 in the Corps de Ballet.

He wins the Prix du Cercle Carpeaux.

Louvet receives the designation Coryphée.

He is named to the position of Sujet.

Louvet is awarded the AROP prize.