Portrait of the French dancer and choreographer Marie-Claude Pietragalla.
Discipline, rigour, will and commitment are all adjectives that define the temperament of Marie-Claude Pietragalla, who was named principal dancer of the Ballet de l’Opera National Opera de Paris in 1990.
At 35, she decided to go it alone and, after succeeding Roland Petit at the National Ballet of Marseille, created her own company in 2004 with her husband, the dancer Julien Derouault. Since then she has been presenting her shows around the world.
Where does she get her energy? Where was this vocation born? A meeting with the dancer-choreographer, who looks back over her career.