François Perron

College Division

College Division: 

  • Ballet

Contact Information

Contact Information

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François Perron is the founder and artistic director of the French Academie of Ballet. Before moving to the United States, 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. He 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 United States, François 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. François is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Degrees and Studies

Graduate of the Paris Opera Ballet School; studied under the direction of Claude Bessy. 

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2008.