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Principals

Mathilde Froustey

Mathilde Froustey

Biography

  • Born

    Bordeaux, France

  • Training

    Marseille National School of Ballet
    Paris Opera Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2013

  • Other Companies

    Paris Opera Ballet

Q&A

What are the first three things that you do every morning?

Cuddle my little boy, change his diaper and take a shower

What inspired you to keep dancing during the COVID-19 lockdown?

The solidarity in between the dance world but also the joys and difficulties other dancers shared on social media.

What can always make you laugh?

Clichés about the French.

If you weren’t a dancer, what would your job be?

I would have loved to be a lawyer or a photographer.

What are you the most proud of?

That I had the courage to leave my comfort zone in Paris and within Paris opera Ballet. Most lately that I had the great privilege of becoming a mother.