Paris Opera Ballet and School-International Guest Artist
Of Swiss nationality, Gilbert Mayer has spent his entire professional career up to 2005 in France at the Paris Opera.
After graduating from the Paris Opera Ballet School, he joined the company and became an "Etoile".
In l970, he
became "Professeur de Danse" for the Paris Opera
company and school.
He has taught for Ballet National de Marseille, Ballet Lausanne, Hamburg Ballet, Australian Ballet, London Festival Ballet, La Scala, the Kirov and the Royal Ballet School, among others.
In 1985, he became director of the Ecole de Danse at the Consevatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Mr. Mayer also taught at the Sorbonne in Paris, is a historian, theoretician, television producer, artistic director and choreographer.
Holding many prizes and citations, he
has been bestowed the title of "Officier" in " L'Ordre National de Arts et des Lettres" and "Commandeur des Palmes Academiques".
epitomizes the technique and style of the French School of Dance
and officially represents French pedagogy throughout the world.
Formally now retired from the Paris Opera Ballet, he is in great demand as a guest master teacher throughout the world.