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Classically trained in Paris, and former dancer with major companies in Europe, Canada and the United States, Fabrice has built his international reputation as a Master ballet teacher based in New York City.

Currently Principal Male Teacher at the American Ballet Theatre JKO school, he has been on faculty at Juilliard, Alvin Ailey School, and Steps on Broadway to name a few. 

Since 2007, Fabrice has been training dancers at his private school with technique routed in the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet, and has coached dancers from the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

His former students are currently performing in major companies all over the world. Among them are Beatriz Stix Brunell (First Soloist with Royal Ballet), and Aran Bell (Soloist with American Ballet Theatre).

He has also worked with Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o for Jordan Peele’s film “US” (2019).

In his spare time Fabrice is also a choreographer, filmmaker, photographer, and over the years has accumulated one of the largest private collections of dance artifacts in the US.


Private Ballet School in Manhattan.

 
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Training rooted in the tradition

of the Paris Opera Ballet.


Former student Beatriz Stix-Brunell

(First Soloist with the Royal Ballet)

 
 



Principal Ballet Teacher at ABT, JKO School.


 

Pre-professional Division

Upper One Level (2018-2019)

 

Jordan Peele’s 2019 film “US

Anatomy of a scene - VANITY FAIR, March 2019, (full article)

“One of Red’s most distinguishing characteristics is her uncanny movement style—her posture, her gesticulation, even the pace at which she walks. Hollander and Nyong’o thought through every detail of both Adelaide and Red’s physicality, making sure that Adelaide was convincing as an ex-ballerina, and that Red came across as not quite human. Hollander set Nyong’o up with Fabrice Herrault, Hollander’s old instructor, for intensive training, where the actress learned about ballet, including which muscles give ballerinas the most trouble; the posture; the stretches; and the movements dancers tend to do out of habit. “Adelaide, she’s this very fluid, warm, elegant, has a type of gracefulness,” Hollander said. Red, on the other hand, required a different kind of presence.”

 

Ashley McCoy

Student at Fabrice Herrault Studio dancing in the movie “US”

 

“La Passion Noureev” (2013)

a film by Fabrice Herrault

From the moment of his dramatic leap to freedom at Paris’ Bourget Airport in 1961, Rudolf Nureyev was embraced as a ballet idol. On the 20th anniversary of his death, Fabrice Herrault has assembled an impressionistic tribute film that showcases this Byronic artist in some of his peerless early performances through archival footage, much of it previously unseen, revealing “Rudi” at the peak of his powers.

 New York Times June 29, 2014, Review by Alastair Macaulay

 
 


Premiered in Paris at the Balzac Theatre

for the summer dance festival "Les Etés de la Danse" 2013

US premiered in Los Angeles

for Dance Camera West 2014


Official Selection:

New York Dance on Camera 2014

Montréal International Festival of films on Art "FIFA" 2014

San Francisco Film Festival 2014

Saint-Louis Festival 2014

Beirut Art Film Festival  "BAFF" 2015


Claude Bessy, Lignes d'une vie (2011)

a film by Fabrice Herrault

The documentary profiles the French ballerina and Ballet School director who was described as the "Golden Silhouette" by Serge Lifar. Bessy was an admired Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and ran its prestigious school for decades. Bessy also made television appearances and films, most famously in Gene Kelly's "Invitation to the Dance". Narrated by Bessy, the film features rare vintage footage of the dancer in her prime, performing works by Gene Kelly, Serge Lifar and Maurice Bejart.

US Premiere in New York City

Dance on Camera 2011

Official Selection:

Los Angeles Dance Camera West 2011

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2011

Cinedans Amsterdam 2012 - BEST EDITING AWARD

San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2012

Cinedanse Montreal 2012

La Cinémathèque de Paris 2012