Team Zarely: Eve, when did you start doing ballet?
Eve: I started dancing at the age of 8 in a small dance school in Paris.
Team Zarely: Have you decided to become a ballerina yourself or was it your parents’ decision?
Eve: It was entirely my decision. However, I did not enjoy my first dance class at all. Perhaps it was too strict in my young opinion! So my parents had to push me a little bit to persevere!
Team Zarely: What do you think is the hardest part in being a principal dancer?
Eve: To me it is keeping the body in shape and ready for all types of choreographies at all times. And as the years pass by dealing with injuries becomes more and more important as well as accepting that your body can just “leave” you sometimes…
Be patient and human.
Team Zarely: What are your biggest dreams now? Ballet-related or not.
Eve: I’m dreaming about equality and justice, peace and children dancing everywhere. But it is unlikely to come true, is it? And in my professional life I’m dreaming about dancing in peace with my body as long as possible and never stop learning.
Team Zarely: When young dancers ask you for advice what do you tell them?
Eve: My advice is simple - be patient and human.
Photos by Anne Deniau and ikAubert