Choreographer who married Natalie Portman after preparing her for Oscar-winning role is new Palais Garnier chief
Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer who helped transform Natalie Portman into an obsessed, paranoid ballerina for the film Black Swan – before marrying her – has been named director of one of the world's most revered ballet companies, the Paris Opera Ballet.
Portman and Millepied, who have a son, met during the making of Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller, which stars Portman as a troubled ballet dancer. Portman won the best actress Academy Award for her performance in the movie.
Millepied, 35, is a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, but has no previous ties to the company, and is known for his innovative work outside classical ballet. In 2001 he left Nycb to found his own dance company in Los Angeles, La Dance Project. Although French, he trained largely in the Us.
"I will keep »
Similar News ItemsNatalie Portman
- Who Should Win the 2017 Oscars? How Variety’s Critics Would Vote (From Variety - Film News. 24 February 2017, 11:10 AM, PST)
- Melissa Rivers Says Her Late Mom, Joan Rivers, Was a ‘Huge Fan’ of Nicole Kidman’s Oscars Style (From PEOPLE.com. 24 February 2017, 8:48 AM, PST)
- New to Streaming: ‘Jackie,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,’ and More (From The Film Stage. 24 February 2017, 8:07 AM, PST)
Black Swan (2010)
- Most Memorable Oscar Dresses Ever (Photos) (From Variety - Film News. 23 February 2017, 5:41 PM, PST)
- 9 Pregnant Stars Who Have Walked the Oscar Red Carpet With a Baby Bump (From Entertainment Tonight. 22 February 2017, 6:14 PM, PST)
- Review: Don't Drink the Water—Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness" (From MUBI. 22 February 2017, 11:38 AM, PST)
- Paramount chief Brad Grey departure said to be imminent (From ScreenDaily. 21 February 2017, 5:42 AM, PST)
- Darren Aronofsky’s Favorite Movies and Where to Stream Them (From Indiewire. 16 February 2017, 12:55 PM, PST)
- New UK trailer for Schwarzenegger’s ‘Aftermath’ (From Blogomatic3000. 16 February 2017, 5:01 AM, PST)