The French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied

The French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied is a French dancer and choreographer who lived in New York City while working with the New York City Ballet since 1995. His most prominent role was in the 2010 American psychological thriller drama film Black Swan.


Photo credits: Josh S Rose

Millepied's extraordinary dance skills caught the attention of Jerome Robbins, who was an American theater choreographer, director, dancer, and producer who mentored Millepied.

Photo credits: L.A Dance Project


Millepede's other most notable roles include joining the New York City Ballet from 1995 until 2011. In his time there, the artist took ballet dancing roles for renowned films such as Barbie in the Nutcracker and Barbie of the Swan Lake. 

In 2011, Millepied also took on the role of impresario when he founded and directed the LA Dance Project. At the LA Dance Project, he collaborated with classical composer Nico Muhly, producer Charles Fabius, Matthieu Humery, and classical composer Nicholas Britell.

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