Welcome to BalletScoop! I’m Juliette Dupré, a dancer from New Orleans, Louisiana. I began training at ten, and spent my training summers at Ballet Austin Academy, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Boston Ballet School where I was fortunate to receive scholarships from The Rock School, Apetrei Dancenter, Mercedes-Benz and other benefactors.
As a student, I performed solo and principal roles with then RDA Honor Company Ballet Apetrei and began performing freelance professionally at 16. My path to teaching began under Kelly Apetrei in 1998 assisting with pre-ballet, eventually teaching advanced students and rehearsing the student company. After high school, I declined an apprenticeship and scholarships due to injury and went on to obtain a Bachelors with honors from Tulane University.
I have been on staff at a number of ballet schools including Live Oak Dance and New Orleans Ballet Association. I’ve also adjudicated a number of scholarship and youth company auditions, became a certified pointe shoe fitter through The Perfect Pointe in 2011, and trained at the USA IBC teacher program in 2014. Most recently I also became an ABT® Certified Teacher after successfully completing the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive for Pre-Primary to Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. I work in NYC and live in Brooklyn with my wonderful fiance and our two kitties.
REPERTOIRE: Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Peasant Pas de Deux, Petit Cygnes, Big Swans), Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Princess Florine), Coppelia (Swanhilda, Prayer), Giselle (Giselle, Myrtha, Peasant Pas de Deux), Esmeralda, The Nutcracker (Arabian, Snow Queen, Waltz of the Flowers), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), Don Quixote (Kitri, Dulcinea), La Bayadere (Gamzatti, Nikiya, Shades), Le Corsaire (Medora, Gulnare, Odalisques) Fun with Rags (Soloist), Esmeralda, Sylvia, Concerto Barocco (Corps de ballet), Who Cares (Fascinatin’ Rhythm), Overture to Candide, Dvorak Serenade, The Snow Queen (The River Dnieper)
TEACHERS: Constantin Apetrei, Kelly Apetrei, Yvonne Bergeron, Jarina Carvalho, Evelyn Cisneros, Thom Clower, Henry Danton, Franco De Vita, Patricia Dokoudovsky, Bill Evans, Marjorie Hardwick, Kirt Hathaway, Barbara Hayley, David Howard, Chris Fleming, Finis Jhung, Christina Johnson, Dorit Koppel, Olga Kostritzky, Raymond Lukens, Roni Mahler, Michelle Martin, Mary Munro, Benjamin Millipied, Peter Pawlyshyn, Cheryl Renner, Suki Schorer, Greg Schramel, Donna Silva, Bo Spasoff, Stephanie Wolf Spasoff, Julie Tobiason, Edward Villella, Gretchen Ward Warren, Miranda Weese, Kat Wildish