Klara Houdet

Klara Houdet

A native of Réunion, France, Klara Houdet trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet School. When she turned 17, Jean-Christophe Maillot invited her to join Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, where she was promoted to second soloist.  In 2007, Klara joined the National Ballet of Canada, where she danced the majority of the classical repertoire and also Balanchine' s The Four Temperaments and Symphony in C, Robbins' Glass Pieces, Forsythe' s Second Detail... She also worked with choreographers, namely John Neumeier, Reid Anderson, Crystal Pite, James Kudelka, Aszure Barton, Davide Bombana, Christopher Bruce and Ronald Hynd. Klara was sponsored by Mrs. Lucy White, through the “Dancer’s First” program and in 2009 she was awarded the William Marrie Award for Dramatic Achievement from the National Ballet of Canada.  In 2010, she won the gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Sibiu, Romania, and the first contemporary prize at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition in 2001.  From 2010 to 2011, she was invited as a guest artist to perform various pas de deux such as Don Quixote, Grand Pas Classique,Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Nutcracker Grand Pas and the Bluebird Pas de Deux.  More recently, the American Ballet Theatre invited her to dance in their production of La Bayadere at the Kennedy Center, Washington.  Klara joined the Colorado Ballet in July 2012.  Since then, Klara was given the opportunity to perform the Vitality Fairy, Blue Bird Pas de Deux and Jewel Silver in The Sleeping Beauty and the Spanish and Marzipan dance in The Nutcracker. She also danced in Theme and Variations, The Rite of Spring and Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. She also took part in Val Caniparoli' s world premiere, In Pieces.

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