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Graziella Lorriaux

Calvi, France
"Dance minimizes explanations and anecdotes, maximizes feeling. Dance has nothing to account for but plenty to say." -Maurice Béjart

1998-1999 Centre de danse de Paris Jennifer Goubé et Conservatoire du VIIIe arrondissement, Paris 1999-2000 École de danse de l'Opéra de Paris 2000-2004 École Le Monde de la danse, Paris 2004-2006 Rudra Béjart Atelier, Lausanne


2006-2007 Opéra de Zurich 2008 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (apprentice) 2009 Promoted to Corps de ballet 2011 Promoted Demi Soloist


Graziella Lorriaux has danced for the Zurich Opera in works like Don Quichotte, Allem Fern, Allem Nah and Schwanensee, from Heinz Spoerli’s repertoire. She performed in The Rite of Spring, Coppélia, Zarathoustra, The Best of Béjart and Petrouchka as a soloist with Rudra, for Maurice Béjart’s company. She also appeared in Les Grands’ production of The Nutcracker in December 2007. For Les Grands Ballets, Graziella Lorriaux has danced in Nutcracker (Fernand Nault), The Queen of Spades (Kim Brandstrup), The Rite of Spring (Stijn Celis), Re,-II (Shen Wei), Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek), Cantata and Four Seasons (Mauro Bigonzetti), Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck), Minus One (Ohad Naharin), Dream Away (Stephen Thoss), Danz (Ohad Naharin), Kaguyahime (Jiří Kylián). She has also interpreted the starring role in Rodin/Claudel by Peter Quanz and in Searching for Home by Stephan Thoss.


2003 Grand Prix artistique, Concours de Dinan Chausson d'or, Paris 2004 Grand Prix et Médaille d'or, Concours internationaux de Grasse et Toulon