Faculty - Nadege Hottier


Nadège Hottier began her training in classical ballet at the National Conservatory of Metz (France), under the tutelage of Alain Davesne and Daniel Franck. After a honorary graduation she continued studying at the Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower and Maurice Bejart`s Mudra School in Brussels where she was fortunate to work with Jorge Donn. 


At the age of seventeen, Ms. Hottier started her professional career as a Soloist with Ben Van Cauwenbergh at the Theater of Luzern where she met Valery Panov and Galina Panova. They invited her to join them at Oper Bonn Ballet in Germany.


After a few years dancing in Germany's (then) Capital city, she remained in Germany for another 7 years to dance with Oper Leipzig Ballet under Uwe Scholz, the Berlin Deutsche Opera Ballet under Richard Cragun and Sylviane Bayard, alongside Staatsoper Hannover and Theater Trier as Guest Artist.


Ms. Hottier's repertoire spans from the great classical to neoclassical and contemporary works in which many roles were created for her. During her career she has worked closely with Valery Panov, Shonnach Mirk, Ben Van Cauwenberg, Youri Vamos, Uwe Scholz, Mauro Bigonzetti and Peter Schaufuss among others. Nadege Hottier has appeared in the film "Dreyfus" with the Bonn Opera Ballet, the DVD "The Romantic Ballet" and on television and ballet documentaries, as well as in "Salome" - a production by Ken Russel.

Ms. Hottier has taught at Valentina Kozlova`s Dance Conservatory of New York, Studio Maestro, Manhattan Youth Ballet, and The French Academy of Ballet. She has also been a guest faculty member at Peridance Center. Her students are finalists at Youth America Grand Prix and can be found in professional dance Companies throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in leading roles in Broadway productions. Her devotion, guidance and technical approach are infused by the ballet maestro Valery Panov, the dancer Alexej Moussatov, and her own rich experience.


In addition to her teaching career, Nadege has staged works from the classical repertoire, such as Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Paquita, Nutcracker, Pas de quatre, and had created works for Manhattan Youth Ballet and the French Academy of Ballet. Her choreography has been presented at Manhattan Movement Art Center, Alvin Ailey, Joyce Theater, and The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium.


Presently Ms. Nadege is Director with the Premiere Division Ballet New York, NY.







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