Benois de la Danse nominee

Emilie Cozette was born in 1981 and began to study dancing in Rouen.

In 1993 she enters Paris Opera Ballet school and takes part in Western Symphony et La Somnambule by George Balanchine, Dessins pour six byJohnTaras, Su/feKylian by Jirf Kylian.

Upon graduation in 1998 she joins the company and in 2001 she becomes the soloist. She dances in many ballets both from classical and modern repertoire: La Bayadere, Le Lac des cygnes,Cinderella (Rudolf Noureev), Concerto Barocco (George Balanchine), IXe Symphonie et Le Concours (Maurice Bejart), Coppelia, Sylvia et Le Songe d'une nuit d'ete (John Neumeier), Clavigo et Notre-Dame de Paris (Roland Petit), The Cage et The Concert by Jerome Robbins.

She was chosen by Jean-Guillaume Bart for dancing in A la maniere de ballet staged for “Danseurs-Choregraphes” Gala in the theatre lAmphitheatre Bastille and in pas de deux from La Fille mal gardee which they performed together (1999).

Having become the Soloist she performs many parties in ballets by Rudolf Noureev: la variation de la sixiemefee, la'fee Lilas'in Sleeping Beauty, Clemence in Raymonda, the first variation in La Bayadere, Don Quichotte, the Swan Lake, Rubis/Joyaux by George Balanchine, Giselle (classical version).

She dances in the ballets by William Forsythe {The Vertiginious Thrill of Exactitude, Pas./parts), Jerome Robbins (Afternoon of a faun, Glass Pieces). On December 23,2004 upon the annual competition at Ballet de ГОрёга Emilie Cozette becomes “Premiere danseuse”. Today her repertoire includes: one of two Sisters (Ciderella), Rosaline (Romeo et Juliette), Odette/Odile (The Swan Lake), the 3rd variation and Gamzatti {La Bayadere by Rudolf Noureev), the parties in Suite en Blanc and Les Mirages by Serge Lifar, Myrtha in Giselle, AndreAuria by Edouard Lock and Calliope in Apollon by George Balanchine.

Together with the company she has danced in Manchester, Vein, Milan, San-Francisco, Baalbeck, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Shanghai. Emilie Cozette won the first prize at Paris International Ballet Competition (Junior group) in 1998, Annual Carpeaux Prize in 2001 .In 2002 she is awarded by the Association of the Paris Opera Friends the Prize “Prix du public”.