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Julie Charlet

First Soloist

Julie was born in Lille, France and trained at the National Conservatory, Rouen and the National Superior School, Marseille. She joined Northern Ballet in 2003 and left in 2013 to join Toulouse Ballet in her home country.

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Favourite roles

Butterfly, Madame Butterfly; Cathy, Wuthering Heights; Madame De Tourvel and Cecile de Volange, Dangerous Liaisons; Nikiya, La Bayadère; Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker.

Career highlights

Butterfly, Madame Butterfly; Cathy, Wuthering Heights; Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Lille and raised in Normandy.

Where did you do your dance training?

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille and Conservatoire National de Rouen.

When did you join Northern Ballet?

2003

What made you want to be a dancer?

The joy that it brought me when I was in class and performing.

What would be your dream role to dance and why?

I have so many! I already had the chance to dance Odette in Swan Lake which was one of my dream roles and Butterfly in Madame Butterfly, but I would love to dance Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and some classics like Nikiya in a full length La Bayadère.

Who are your artistic influences or heroes?

Someone I really respected and admired is Raymond Franchetti. I had the chance to work with him in Marseille, he was so knowledgeable.

Describe your perfect Sunday morning...

A late lie in, a really nice long breakfast and chilled out activities like long walks in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside or cinema with friends.

What was the first album you bought and what was the last album you bought?

The first album was Oasis, Wonderwall and the last album was Aldebert, Aldebert en Scene.

What would be your luxury item on a desert island?

Fromage (camembert, naturellement)!

What are your favourite places in Yorkshire?

Ilkley because I love the town & moors. I also like going to Addingham - there is a lovely restaurant and some nice walks in the surrounding areas.