Benjamin Millepied

Dancer + Choreographer
Born Jun 10, 1977

Benjamin Millepied is a French danseur, best known for his work as choreographer in the movie Black Swan (in which he also plays a small role).

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1977 Birth Born on June 10, 1977.


1992 15 Years Old In the summer of 1992 Millepied attended classes at the School of American Ballet (SAB) and returned to study full-time in 1993, with a scholarship from the French Ministry (Bourse Lavoisier or Lavoisier Scholarship). … Read More
1994 17 Years Old At SAB's 1994 Spring Workshop he originated a principal role in Jerome Robbins' premiere of 2 and 3 Part Inventions and also received the Prix de Lausanne.
1995 18 Years Old Millepied joined New York City Ballet's corps de ballet in 1995, was promoted to soloist in 1998 and became principal dancer in 2002. … Read More


2001 24 Years Old In 2001, Millepied's dancing was motion-captured for the animated children's film Barbie in the Nutcracker, along with that of other New York City Ballet dancers.
2003 26 Years Old His dancing was again captured for the 2003 Barbie film Barbie of Swan Lake.


2009 32 Years Old In 2009 he served as choreographer for Black Swan, a psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in New York City. … Read More
2010 33 Years Old In 2010, he was the leading man in a short film co-directed by Asa Mader and starring Léa Seydoux, called Time Doesn’t Stand Still.
2011 34 Years Old …  Portman gave birth to their child, a son named Aleph Portman-Millepied in June 2011, and they were married August 2012.
2012 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Millepied founded The Amoveo Company, a multimedia production company and art collective. … Read More
In 2014, Millepied became the Artistic Advisor of the new Dance Academy at the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles, joining fellow former-principal dancers with the New York City Ballet, Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette.
2015 38 Years Old Relève, a ballet documentary by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai featuring Millepied as he mounts his first production as director of the Paris ballet, premiered in France on Canal+ in December 2015. … Read More
2016 39 Years Old Millepied resigned from the Paris Opera Ballet on 4 February 2016. … Read More
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