Richard Coudray


He studied at the Regional Conservatoire in Tours and then at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse with Alain Davesne. He began his dancing career in 1980 in the Ballet Théâtre Français de Nancy, directed by Jean-Albert Cartier and Hélène Traïline. In 1986, he takes part to the creation of the Compagnie Temps Présent, created by Thierry Malandain. In 1994, he entered the Ballet Nacional Chileno that he left in 1995, at the request of Jean-Albert Cartier and Hélène Traïline, to be engaged in the Nice Opera Ballet. 1997 was the turning point of his career… He became dance teacher in the Compagnie Hallet Eghayan.

In 1998, he joined Thierry Malandain in Biarritz and took part in the launching and development of the National Choreographic Center as a ballet master.

Giuseppe Chiavaro


Giuseppe Chiavaro, born in Catania, Italy. He won a scholarship in 1986 to study at the Paris National Opera School of Dance. Two years later he joined Rosella Hightower’s International Dance Centre and performed with the Jeune Ballet International from 1990 on.

In 1992, he was awarded the Serge Lifar Prize, and was then hired by Etienne Frey at the Sinopia Dance Ensemble in Switzerland. He has been working as a dancer with Thierry Malandain since 1994, first as part of the Compagnie Temps Présent, and then with the CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz in 1998.

Since 2014, he has been a guest teacher and puts together ballets by Thierry Malandain with professional dance companies in France and abroad.

In 2019, he become ballet master for the company.