they say i'm a prima ballerina and if they go further than being avant-garde and contemporary, it's my way of taking risks.
what is the thing said about you as a prima ballerina that particularly touches you?
dancers have a reputation for being inaccessible, so i would say that i'm touched by the fact that i'm normal, that i'm easy to approach, that i'm a good listener.
what is the most important thing in your daily dance life?
many would say "the stage" or the audience, I prefer discipline and rehearsals by far, I love the work.
le gramme is a lifestyle brand for men, it offers essential objects, in your universe exactly what is the iconic element, the one that symbolizes you?
the pointe, of course. pointe is often associated with something very feminine, as I don't like gendered things, I had the boys try them out at le gramme and it works very well.
how do you wear it?
i wear it all the time, I only take it off when I go on stage, which is quite strange because this object - although recent in my life - has become indispensable to me, which is rare.
if le grammeit was a work/apartment/receipt/book... which one would it be?
it would be a movement that we call "an envelope" ... because it wraps the wrist.
what is the gift you would like to receive soon?
another bracelet. le gramme finer with the "horizontal guilloché" imprint.
I never have any ideas, I don't prepare anything, gifts should be spontaneous. so maybe a nice photo print or a beautiful pen.
what's your favourite object? how much does it weigh?
an old doll with eyes that close and open, she has no fingers on her hands and feet, my son has hogged her a bit, her white rabbit is in competition with her. she weighs 401 grams.
what's important in your life?
it's hope. that ability to hope and want no matter what, to keep getting up and fighting.
where is your favorite place to be right now?
in my dressing room of course. it's a complete mess that i find myself in. the funny thing is, it's just the opposite with me, some would find it messy, I find it perfect. i've spent twelve years of my life in it, I'm not going to throw anything away.
photographer: ©benoit linero