Grand Audition Paris 2023

The second Grand Audition this year was held in Paris on 25 & 26 March at the Paris Opera Ballet School and was attended by directors representing BRB, Finnish National Ballet, Bayersiches Staatsballett, Hong Kong Ballet and Houston Ballet. Five audition classes were taken on stage by Daria and David Makhateli and accompanied by the pianist Olga Khoziainova. Elisabeth Platel, director of the Paris Opera School, was also present, and José Martinez, director of the Paris Opera, watched the 63 dancers selected to perform variations on the second day. Five contract offers have been made so far with several others to be confirmed. A third Grand Audition will be held in Budapest on 15 & 16 April. Deadline for applications 8 April.