Caelyn Jean

Caelyn Jean Knight
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Caelyn Knight was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied dance at the UCT Ballet School and then at the Princess Grace Academy in Monte Carlo. After a brief experience with a youth company (Europadanse), she became a member of the Lyon Opera Ballet. She danced the title roles in 'Giselle' by Mats Ek, in 'Cendrillon' by Maguy Marin and in 'Romeo and Juliet' by Angelin Prejlocaj. She has performed in pieces by William Forsythe, Pina Bausch, Jiri Kylián, Mats Ek, Peeping Tom, Ohad Naharin, Marcos Morau, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Emanuel Gat, Pierre Droulers, Nacho Duato and Lucinda Childs, Angelin Prejlocaj, Benjamin Millepied, Johan Inger, Pierre Pontvianne, Sarah Michelson, Odile Duboq, Boris Charmatz, Rachid Ouramdane, Jérôme Bel, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Maguy Marin, Alessandro Sciarroni.

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