Laurent Hilaire (born 1962) is a French ballet soloist, ballet master, teacher and one of the world's brightest ballet dancers of the late XX - early XXI century. For 22 years he was the Etoile of the Paris Opera. Since 2017 - artistic Director of the ballet of the Moscow academic musical theater named after K. S. Stanislavsky and VL. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. This is the first time since 1869 when a Frenchman (Marius Petipa) was invited to lead a Russian company.
In the Paris Opera he performed a huge repertoire, which included leading roles in ballets by P. Lakotta, G. Balanchine, D. Robbins, S. Lifar, R. Nureyev,
M. Fokine, K. Macmillan, R. Petit, M. Bejar, I. Kilian and others. He was a guest soloist with the Royal ballet of London, Milan La Scala, new York ABT, Australian ballet, Berlin state Opera ballet. Since 2005 he took the position of Maître de ballet (choreographer) of the Paris national Opera ballet. In 2014 he left the Paris Opera. As a teacher-tutor he collaborated with the national ballet of Canada, the ballet of the Roman Opera, the Royal ballet of Sweden, Milan La Scala, Shanghai ballet. Under his leadership, the repertoire of the Musical theater. K. S. Stanislavsky and VL.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko joined the ballets of S. Lifar, W. Forsythe, G. Balanchine, P. Taylor, J. Garnier, M. Heck,
O. Nakharina. Ballets "Suite EN Blanc" Lifar and "the Second detail" Forsyth nominated for the award "The gold Mask". Awards: Benois de la Danse Award (2004, 2007) , Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (2004), Commander of the Order of Arts and Literature of the French Republic (2007).
and A. Letestu
S. Guillem and
L. Hilaire. The ballet
"Romeo and Juliet"
L. Hiaire at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko musical Theatre
R. Nureyev and L. Hilaire