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February 2020


AUDITION 2020 ... and the winners are ...



Prix de Lausanne 2020 : Impromptu meeting between directors, between dance stars, between friends !
Miss Elisabeth Platel, director of the Paris Opera School, Miss Carolyn Carlson, Mister Azari Plissetski who created the National Ballet School of Cuba and Michel Gascard, director of the Rudra Bejart School.





Coordination, quickness, technic, acrobatic, artistic talent, beauty !!!
Very honored to welcome in Rudra the Beijing Dance Academy's Master Wei Wong for 5 intensive days.




January 2020


Mister Michel Gascard is directing the new creation 2020 " Lysistrata ou la cite des dames".
World Premiere : Opening performance of the Vaison-la-Romaine's festival, July 12th.









Decembre 2019

  Charlotte LANDREAU, soloist of the Martha Graham Dance Cie in
New-York teach a 2 weeks workshop to the first and second year students !



November 2019

Mister Michel Gascard invited all the second year studens in a restaurant for a meeting to speak about the auditions and the professional experiences.



October 2019


We begin to create a new project : the Youth Olympic Games 2020 Performance :

Six performances in Lausanne at the end of January 2020 !

We feel very honoured to dance for this amazing world event.



All the students follow ballet classes, men's technic classes and pointe shoes classes.


All the girls begin to learn 4 solos on point shoes extracted from Maurice Bejart's repertory.

In one week only, all the students created their own group's works on Gyorgy Ligeti's musics.
The presentation took place on October 6th.

September 2019


100th Anniversary of the Swiss National Circus KNIE : The Knie Family warmly welcomed Michel Gascard and all the Rudra Bejart School for his Premiere in Lausanne !!!
An amazing performance to discover on :



The first day of the 2019-2020 season was on September 2nd.

Michel Gascard present you the new class 2019-2020 !



July 2019

We perfomed 4 times in Bangkok-Thailand at the end of July for the coronation's festivities of the new Thailand's King : Rama X.
( Chreographies of Valerie Lacaze and students personal works).

We travelled on Emirates airlines. The Movenpick hotel's team welcome us in Bangkok. An amazing hotel with a marvellous garden. One of the most beautifull in the center of Bangkok !

We had the honour of a private invitation and brunch by his Excellency the ambassador Mister Ivo Sieber and his wife in the beautiful swiss ambassy in Bangkok.

We would like to thank very much his Excellency the swiss ambassador Mister Ivo Sieber and his wife, the thai gouvernment's representatives, the Movenpick hotel direction and team, the theater staff and the dance school who welcome us every day for our classes !




"My french Valentino" received a standing ovation at the festival "Dei due mondi" in Spoleto - Italy !

Pierre-Antoine Bardot, receives the "Monini Prize 2019" at the Spoleto Festival in Italy for his leader role in My french Valentino !

Michael Baryshnikov received this prestigious prize in 2012 !


June 2019

"My french Valentino" is programmed in Italy on June 28th & 29th to open the festival "Dei due mondi" in Spoleto and will be on tour until July !


With this new creation, the independent choreographer Valerie Lacaze is back working with the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Bejart, following the success of her Camille Claudel the Forgotten Bride in 2012 and Qualia or the Life of an Artist in 2013, which attracted audiences of almost 50,000 people worldwide.
The original choreography of My French Valentino, based on historical facts and richly documented, brings to life the golden years of the Belle Epoque and the Roaring Twenties.
Valerie Lacaze has also invited several Rudra School teachers as well as its director, Michel Gascard, to perform in this original dance work. It is a show full of emotion and humour that will appeal to all audiences.




More detail and photographs on the freelance choreographer Valerie Lacaze's website.


April - May 2019

All the school will be on stage for a new creation on May 17th and 18th !







March 2019


The 2019 audition takes place in Lausanne on March 24th and 25th.


February 2019

All the boys follow a one week classical masterclass with Mister Herve Dirmann.
The girls follow Miss Sandrine Cassini's ballet class.

Miss Monique Loudieres from the Paris Opera, Cynthia Harvey director of the American Ballet Theater's school of New-York and several international teachers watch our classes and choreographies.


January 2019

All the Rudra Bejart school is honoured to dance a private gala for the famous swiss jeweller PIAGET.

We work everyday to create the 2019 performance. The world premiere will be in April in Switzerland.



December 2018


All the students have a singing class presentation on December 20th.

All the students begin to work on the 2019 creation : World Premiere in April !

The second year students present a modern dance piece, directed by Tancredo Tavares.



November 2018


All our students performed in two private galas at the BFM Theater in Geneva and at the Convention Center EPFLausanne on November 8th and 13th.

Standing ovations for the two performances !!!




With Mister Renaud Capucon at the BFM Theater in Geneva.


Michel Gascard's interview about the Rudra Bejart's pedagogy



October 2018


All the school will perform on November 8th and 12th : two private galas at the BFM theater in Geneva and at the Convention Center in Lausanne.

Michel Gascard creates a new performance with extracts of the Maurice Bejart's repertoire about Mozart and the russian themes.
He asked the freelance choreographer Valerie Lacaze to create two new choreographies for the boys and the girls.

Our pianist Anne Vadagnin will play live for our young dancers with the famous violin player Renaud Capucon.
It is a great honour for all of us to be on stage with this amazing artist !


All the teachers take an active part in the performance. The students follow their classes 10 hours a day, six days a week to developp their technic and artistic qualities.



September 2018

The famous KNIE Family invited all the school to the Premiere of the swiss national circus show.
Some of their artists came in Rudra to watch our reheasals !



3 of our second year students took part in the anniversary's show at the Parkview Green in Beijing - China: an amazing hotel, modern art museum and luxurious shopping mall.

They danced Maurice Bejart and Valerie Lacaze's choreographies with 4 other professional dancers who did their studies at the Rudra Bejart's School these last 2 years.


Miss Feng, the director of the National Ballet of China, came to watch our performance. She congratulated our students and asked Michel Gascard to come back in Beijing as soon as possible with all the Rudra Bejart's School !




Our first day was on September 3rd.

Our 2018-2019 students are coming from Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, UK, Ukrain, Turky, Japan, Corea, Uruguay, Mexico, Australia and New-Zeland.



July 2018


Congratulations to the second year students who find professional contracts in companies in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, ...
We are so proud of you all !


Students admitted for the second year 2018-2019 :


ARANA Katalin - CHOI Yunhyeong - CRAIN  Isabella - GUANZINI India - MATSUSHITA Sayaka - MOSSOT TEMPLIER Lea - RICCIARDULLI Giulia - SCHUERER Mina - UZ Ilgim

Admitted with a 3 month period of test : VERSTAPPEN Daphne - RENFRUM Lana.





The summer workshop just begins on Monday 16th with the first year students, the second year students and the new students admitted during the international audition 2018 !

From 9:00 to 19:00 : Ballet classes, modern classes, Maurice Bejart's repertoire, choreographic creations, percussions, vocal placement and kendo !






Five of our students performed in Firenze-Italy two Maurice Bejart and Valerie Lacaze's choreographies.









Michel Gascard and the students on the famous "Ponte Vecchio"



June 2018


A standing ovation for our 25' anniversary !




June 2018


Charlotte Landreau, soilist of the Martha Graham Dance Cie in New-York, taught a Martha Graham's technic and repertoire masterclass to all the students during two weeks !




The freelance choreographer Valerie Lacaze created a new ballet that you will watch at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne (for the 25' anniversary's performance).

"Pitchipoi", music Astor Piazzolla




Congratulations to Celeste Hauser, Lea Templier, Ylian Gascard, Titouan Bongini et Clement Coudry for their guest artist's performance in Brazil !



On the road to the airport !


First flight to Brazil !


Rehearsals in the dance studio


Physiotherapy !


Performance in 5 minutes !


With Mademoiselle Cynthia Harvey


After the performance with the brazilian artists !



Five of our students will dance the Gala's overture of the International Dance Festival in Brazil - Porto Alegre.
They will present a famous Pas-de-deux of Maurice Bejart and a contemporary creation specially made for them by Valerie Lacaze.

Duo : "Maurice Bejart invoque avec ce pas-de-deux le sens du sacre, la vision des Dieux inaccessibles et leur Amour absolu, idealise dans la purete des lignes".
Music: Oud, improvisation sur un theme traditionnel perse.
Dancers : Lea Templier/Ylian Gascard

Le temps de rever est trop court : "Ce pas-de-trois de Valerie Lacaze est une ode a la vie, aux humains imparfaits dont les gestes signifiants precipitent les meandres de l'Amour".
Music : Leo Ferre. Paroles Louis Aragon
Dancers : Celeste/Titouan/Clement Herlin



May 2018


Mister Michele Monetta teaches a Comedia dell'arte masterclass to all our students.

An amazing presentation to switch from laughter to tears !




April 2018


The pictures of our last performance in Dudingen !


The freelance choreographer Valerie Lacaze just created two new pieces :
"Abstractives" for six female dancers
"Le temps de rever est trop court" for two men and a women.

"Abstracatives"   "Le temps de rever est trop court"


Our next performances :

April 7th : Open classes. Bejart Ballet Lausanne Foundation's studios. Chemin du Presbytere #12 in Lausanne-Switzerland

April 19th : Podium Theater in Düdingen - Switzerland

April 25th : "Das Tanzfest". Forum Rolex Center EPFL.

June 21st : United Nations Organization. Geneva. Private performance.

June 30th & July 1st : Beaulieu Theater. Lausanne
Buy your tickets from May 4th on



We prepare a special performance for the "Podium theater" of Dudingen- Switzerland.
All the teachers work on new choreographies, extracts of Maurice Bejart's Repertoire, choral songs, new percussions, kendo and student's personal works.


February 2018


March 3rd : Performance for the International Dance Competition "de La Côte" - Beausobre Theater in Morges - Switzerland



Presentation of the February academic classes and extracts of the next performances :
Ballet, modern technic and Maurice Béjart repertory. With the first and second year students !



Our students followed an amazing masterclass of pasodoble with the World champions Arsen Agamalyan and Oxana Vasilyeva.

Technic, theatricality, strong personality, men and women's partner ... we also had the privilege of attending their creation of "Carmen" !!!




The international audition took place in Lausanne on February 10th and 11th.

A great many candidates coming from Switzerland - France - Belgium - Italy - Spain - Portugal - Germany - Austria - The Netherlands - Finland - Sweden - Great Britain- Irland - Chyprus - Greece - Armeny - Poland - Ukrain - Australia - New Zeland - Korea - Japan - Mexico - Uruguay - Chili - Argentina - Colombia - Brazil - USA and Canada followed two intensive days of tests !

Eliminator tests : Several ballet classes, variations and a modern dance class.

All the classes were accompanied by a the pianist and composer Anne Vadagnin.

The jury composed by Michel Gascard, Vladimir Liakine, Tancredo Tavares, Valérie Lacaze, KwiHyun Bin and Svetlana Bailly Andreeva keep the candidates in suspense because they selected the dancers until the last moment.

The following candidates are admitted for September 2018. Congratulations to :


VENETIDOU Athanasia, Greece, 15 years 5 month old / AHN Heesoo, Korea, 16 years 6 month old / CASCIANO Diana, Switzerland, 16 years 8 month old / GARCIA SALGADO Ana Laura, Mexico, 16 years 6 month old / NATHAN Mila, New Zeland, 16 years 4 month old / UEMURA Akira, Japan, 16 years 8 month old / COLOTROC Julie, France, 17 years 7 month old / MARKOVSKA Anastasiia, Ukrain, 17 years 1 month old / TURCO ELise, Australia-Austria, 17 years 1 month old / CARDONATI Lucrezia, Italy, 18 years 10 month old / ERRAJI Emma, France, 18 years 6 month old / TAIANA Micol, Italy, 18 years 5 month old / GANECO Saya, Japan, 19 years old.


DUPRE Hugo, France, 17 years 2 month old / FOLINI Nik, Italy, 17 years 8 month old / GIRVAN Theodore, Great Britain, 19 years 4 month old / GRAS Léo, France, 17 years 1 month old / LEVIEUX Léandre, France, 18 years 2 month old / PICOT Quentin, France, 16 years 11 month old / ROLLE Grabrielle, Italy, 18 years 3 month old / ROY CANTU Wilchaan, France, 17 years 8 month old / SANTINI Leonardo, Italy, 18 years 10 month old.

Admission with a 3 month test :
EL ACHARI Sellam, France, 18 years 1 month old / GEIRNAERT William, Belgium, 20 years 3 month old / LOPEZ LARRUINA Leandro, Uruguay, 19 years 5 month old.



January 2018

All our students prepare the next performance !
On April 19th in Düdingen - Switerland.

On the programme : classical dance, modern dance, extracts of the Maurice Béjart's repertory, original creations, personnal works, choral singing and percussions !

Video below



All our school was invited to the amazing Blue Man Group's show !


For the very first time, our teachers will take part together in an international workshop in Firenze-Italy from January 3rd
to 6th - 2018.

On January 6th, we will organize a selection for our audition in Lausanne. This selection will be open to the workshop's entrants only.

For more information, please contact "Opus Ballet"

via Ugo Foscolo, 6
50124 - FIRENZE - Tel./fax: +39 055 2335138


Decembre 2017


Congratulations to Shantih Breikers for this acrobatics masterclass with our students.

To develop the bodies and spirits ... to push the young dancers to leave their "comfort zone" ... to accept something new, to take risks, to surpass themself...
They did it !!!


November 2017

All our students performed a presentation in front of a private audience : The "FECPA" members from Neuchatel city, invited by the lawyer Mister Pierre Matile.
11 weeks of work only ... Congratulations to all the students !