A Dance faculty member since 2008, François Perron is the founder and artistic director of the French Academie of Ballet. Before moving to the U.S., he danced with La Scala in Milan, where Maurice Béjart invited him to Brussels as part of Les Ballets du XXe Siecle. He has had principal contracts with the Northern Ballet Theatre of England and Ballet Du Nord.
Perron is one of a very few dancers to have danced with all three major ballet companies in New York City. When first arriving to the U.S., Perron joined the Joffrey Ballet in New York City where he danced principal roles. He then joined New York City Ballet for six years and danced briefly with American Ballet Theater. Perron is an A.B.T. Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the A.B.T. Teacher Training Intensive in primary through level 7 and partnering of the A.B.T. National Training Curriculum. He is a graduate of the Paris Opera Ballet School and studied under the direction of Claude Bessy.