Danseuse Etoile et professeur de l'Opéra National de Paris


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Delphine Moussin

She begins dancing in a private school directed by G.Kergrist, teacher and former dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Following the preparatory course, she enters at the Paris Opera Ballet school.

She works there during four years and takes part with the performances presented, as a soloist.

She dances in particular: Les deux Pigeons, Boîte à musiques , Mouvements, Le Festin de l’araignée. After the final examination of the first grade, she joign the corp of the Paris Opera Ballet.Delphine is fifteen years old and very quickly, she dances many ballets of the repertory as well as contemporary works:  Jardin aux lilas, Dark Elegies  (Antony Tudor)  Concerto Barocco, Symphonie en trois mouvements, Le Palais de Cristal (George  Balanchine);  Notre-Dame de Paris(Roland Petit),  the Rite of Spring  (Maurice Béjart);  In the Middle, somewhat elevated  (William Forsythe),  Have time goes by  (Twyla Tharp) ;Tanzschule  (Jiri Kylian);  Les Biches   (Bronislava Nijinska);  Glass Pieces (Jerome Robbins)...

Her strong personality, a remarkable sense of acting and an increasingly sure technique, will enable her to be successfully confront with many roles, which the choreographers will cast her.

She will work thus under the direction of. Maurice BEJART, John NEUMEIER, Jerome ROBBINS, William FORSYTHE, Pierre LACOTTE, Rudolf NOURREV, Roland PETIT and Twyla THARP, who invite her to create and restage, several of her ballets at City Center of New York and on tour in Japan

With this promotion, she will  access to leading roles.

She will dance in particular Kitri in  Don Quichotte,  Odette-Odile in  Swan Lake, Cinderella and  Bayadère  in the productions of R.Noureev for the Paris Opera,  The concert  and  In the night  of J.ROBBINS,  Coppelia  of P.BART,  Midnight summerdreams  of J.NEUMEIER,  Les variations d’Ulysse of  J.C GALOTTA, the wonderful  Doux mensonges  of J.KYLIAN, Shéhérazade de Blanca LI…

Plebiscited by the public and reviews for her dramatic interpretation in a large repertory, Delphine MOUSSIN is regularly invited to perform with companies such as the ballet of Leningrad, where she danced Giselle and Swan lake, the Opera-théatre of Metz for Swan lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Don Quixotte.

She also brings her contribution to several prestigious official events like the International Night of Childhood, in favour of the protection of the child, placed under the patronage of Mrs. Giscard d' Estaing, and bringing together several international artists, or those organized by the Cartier Foundation and Solidarité AIDS.