Master Classes by Olivier Patey

The renowned French dancer and ballet master Olivier Patey arrived in Georgia upon the invitation of Nina Ananiashvili. His visit was made possible by the French Institute of Georgia. From 14 to 22 November 2023, he conducted master classes for the ballet company of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. This was Olivier Patey's second visit in Tbilisi to hold master classes. Olivier Patey's career is linked with notable figures of the ballet world, such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Roland Petit. In 1983, he was promoted to Premier Danseur of the Paris Opera Ballet and was also chosen by Rudolf Nureyev to interpret Franz in Coppélia. In 2013, he received the title of Master of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Currently he is the Artistic Director of the Mosa Ballet School in Belgium.