The glam choreographer Benjamin Millepied resigned his morning as director of Paris Opéra Ballet after just over a year, citing ‘personal reasons’. Off the record, he’s letting is be known he found the job a bore.
Millepied is married to the film star Nathalie Portman.
His successor will be Aurélie Dupont. Millepied will hold the fort until she takes over in September. He tolf a press conference: ‘I salute the choice of Aurelie Dupont. I was much honoured (being ballet director) but what’s important to me is to create, to be inspired by the dancers, and today this job, as it exists, is not made for me.’