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She decided to start ballet when she saw her first ballet on TV (Swan Lake). Then she had the opportunity to start ballet as a hobby, and her teacher, Mr. Bertin, persuaded her to audition for the Opéra Ballet School which she joined when she was 10. She was a shy but graceful pupil and was destined to be at the top of the company. Agnes entered the Paris Opera Ballet company in 1987 at the age of 16, became Coryphée in 1988, Sujet in 1989 and première danseuse in 1993. She demonstrated her talents to this major ballet company and was named étoile after a representation of Swan Lake in October 1997.
Awards: Golden Medal of the Eurovision Dance Prize in 1989. Gold Medal of the Varna dance competition in 1990.
Among her roles of soloist: In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe), Etudes (Lander), Gamzatti in La Bayadère (Petipa/ Nureyev), Glass Pieces (Robbins), Serenade (Balanchine), Le Jeune homme et la Mort (Petit), Bathilde/Myrtha in Mats Ek's Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Terpsichore in Apollo, The pas de deux in Agon.
Personal Life: Agnes Letestu wishes to keep her life private without any media.
Future career: As of 2009, Agnes Letestu was nearly at the end of her ballerina career (she was then 38) but she hopes to continue to live her passion for ballet through teaching to the youngest.
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