Natalie Portman’s husband named Paris Ballet Director
Looks like Oscar-winner, Natalie Portman and hubby, Benjamin Millepied, are leaving LA and heading for Paris.
Millepied has been named the director for the Paris Ballet beginning in September 2014. “I did grow up in France, and even though I didn’t go to the school or dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, I absorbed similar ideas in my training. I understand the scale of a big company. I danced for one for almost 20 years. I think it’s an asset that I have absorbed other traditions and had other experiences in the U.S., which I can bring to the dancers here,” said Millepied. “But of course I have a lot to learn about this company and its very remarkable and specific qualities.”
Natalie and Benjamin met on the set of The Black Swan, where he was the choreographer for her Oscar-winning performance.