2022 Teaching staff

  • Carole Arbo

    A former principal dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet, she danced in the most famous classical ballets. She is now a teacher at the Paris Opera Ballet School. She has been invited to Biarritz for many years due to the popularity of her teaching. She teaches the most famous classical variations in the Repertoire lessons.

  • Jean-Guillaume Bart

    Danseur étoile de l’Opéra national de Paris, professeur à l’Opéra national de Paris et chorégraphe

  • Bertrand Belem

    Former principal dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet then teacher at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSM) of Paris.

    He teaches Pas de Deux practice to the Biarritz course participants.

  • Isabel Hernandez

    A former dancer at the English National Ballet, she is a teacher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille.

    As a very meticulous and perfectionist person, she provides lessons for the youngest dancers, correcting their mistakes and encouraging them both gently and firmly.

  • Sarah Lamb

    Boston-born Sarah Lamb trained at the Boston Ballet School with Tatiana Legat. In 1988, she was awarded a Gold Medal by U.S. President Bill Clinton. She joined the Boston Ballet that year and was promoted to principal ballerina in 2003, after which she continued her career at the Royal Ballet in London. Still dancing, she keeps quite busy between performances and tours interpreting major roles as a prima ballerina with the Royal Ballet.


  • Béatrice Legendre-Choukroun

    As a former dancer in numerous companies and a tenured teacher at the conservatoires of Paris, she created a floor barre method developing strength, endurance, suppleness, coordination and body awareness. Through a series of progressive exercises performed lying on the floor, this method helps to sculpt the body, improve the posture, make joints more flexible and tone muscles.

    She also teaches lessons to preparatory and elementary level participants.

  • Fábio Lopez

    Trained in Portugal and in the New York City Juilliard School, he pursued his career with Maurice Béjart and Thierry Malandain. Since 2015, he has dedicated himself to Illicite Company Bayonne, developing  an « elasticified » style in the art of pas de deux.

    He graduated in Ballet teaching and he gave workshops in Europe, Russia, USA and Israel.

  • Carole Philipp

    A dancer with the Centre Chorégraphique National in Tours, France (J.C. Maillot) and Malandain Ballet Biarritz. She has a certificate of aptitude and teaches at the Ecole de Ballet Lipszyc in Biarritz.

  • Eric Quilleré

    Premier danseur de l’Opéra national de Paris, danseur étoile au Ballet de Nancy, soliste du Miami City Ballet et directeur de la danse de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux.


  • Dominique Cordemans

    Thierry Malandain choreographies.

    A former dancer of Thierry Malandain company, she is in charge of passing on the repertoire to pre-professional dancers and conducts various awareness-raising workshops accessible to all throughout the year. The course participants will work on an excerpt of one of the ballets performed by the Malandain Ballet Biarritz during the Academy course week.

  • Eva Lopez Crevillen

    Nacho Duato choreographies.

    Eva is currently a Professor of Dance and Director at the Conservatoire Superieur in Madrid “Maria Avila”. She has assisted Nacho Duato in choreographing his ballets for famous dance companies such as the Bolshoi, the Mikhaylovsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, and the Universal Ballet in Seoul, among others.

    As an international dancer, she has performed in some of the most famous roles.


  • Laurent Choukroun

    Singing teacher at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Professor of piano accompaniment. Founder of Dance Arts Production, a company supporting dance all around the world.

    Créateur de la plateforme de streaming Idance music

  • Alberto Sagardia Ribera

    A pianist at the Royal Academy of Dancing, he works at the Conservatoire of Pamplona / Iruña. Invited as a piano accompanist by various companies such as Malandain Ballet Biarritz and Victor Ullate Company.

  • Pascal Sevajols

    Piano accompanist at the ballet of the Opéra national de Bordeaux and the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Bordeaux. Trainer at the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Musique et Danse Bordeaux Aquitaine for the musical training in the dance sector. Guest pianist of various companies such as the National Ballet of China, the Shanghai Ballet Company and Beijing International Ballet Company.

  • Franck Prévost

    Pianiste compositeur et professeur d’accompagnement chorégraphique classique au CNSMDP