Dance

Elisa Lons

France/Canada

Elisa’s training brought her from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris to the achievement of several awards, as the Youth America Grand Prix: selected for the 2nd round of the Finals in New York, at the semi-finals in Paris in April 2012, in achieving the 3rd place in Classical ballet 7 months later, category senior 2nd place in Contemporary ballet, Outstanding Choreographer Award Re-selected for the Final in New York. She was then offered to attend Paris Opera ballet school summer program and Munich ballet Academy with scholarship.

The Year after she was offered a full year scholarship at the Royal Swedish Ballet School of Stockholm, at the Houston Ballet Academy in Texas, and at the Royal Ballet School of London where she attended the Final year at Upper School participating to 2013 Romeo and Juliet with The Royal Opera House.

From 2013 to 2017 she performed in Parlez-moi d’amour, Company François Mauduit in Caen (France), in Charles Jude’s Nutcracker – Opéra National de Bordeaux, Kader Belarbi’s Giselle, on tour in Italy with Dans les pas de Noureev, artist of the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, and on tour in UK with Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella and David Dawson’s Swan Lake.

In the season between 2016 and 2017, she was under contract with The Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo, with whom she performed Balanchine’s Serenade and Theme and variations, Kaloyan’s Nutcracker, Liam Scarlett’s Carmen, Melissa Hough’s Epic Short, Noureev’s Don Quixote, Alexander Ekman’s Room.

Since October 2017, Elisa is an artist of The Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, performing in Wheeldon’s Alice’s adventures in wonderland, Forsythe’s Artifact, Haydée’s Sleeping Beauty, Isberg’s Nutcracker, Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, Bubenicek’s Processen, Makarova’s Giselle, Balanchine’s Agon, Béjart’s Rite of Spring, Naharin’s Minus 16.

<< In this strange time, lots of performances are cancelled. I didn't train and rehearse as usual with the company I work for. But I feel my body and my soul needed to continue to express themselves everyday, even if it's not on stage or in a studio with music, colleagues, ballet masters... This project "Humans Signs" is a beautiful idea, to gather some artists from all over the world. We are alone in our small space but we are all animated by the passion of dancing. It is a kind of homage to what keeps us alive, intense, free. Even if I don't have lots of space to move as usual, I made space in my mind and felt free by listening this mantra of Yuval and leaving my body feel and move.>>

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