Elisabeth Platel  
Organization: Paris Opera Ballet School (France)

Position: Director

Affiliation with organization: 2004 – Present

Years active at YAGP: 2005 – Present


Elisabeth Platel started dancing at the conservatoire of St Germain-en-Laye and then at the National Conservatoire of Paris. Ms. Platel won the National Conservatoire first Prize in 1975 and it granted her the admission to the Paris Opera Ballet School. Ms. Platel was hired in the Corps de Ballet in 1976, and then promoted to “Première danseuse” in 1979, she was finally nominated “Danseuse Etoile” in 1981. Ms. Platel has been awarded the Prix Benois de la danse for her lifelong achievements and in particular for her role as ambassador of the French school throughout the world. As a guest teacher both in France and abroad, Ms. Platel also revived ballets and coordinated State Diploma studies for the Paris Opera’s Corps de Ballet. In September 2004, Ms. Platel became director of the Paris Opera Ballet School.