Choreographer and Pedagogue
Dancer, choreographer and pedagogue having received ballet training (awarded the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire Supérieur-CNR of Paris) and in contemporary dance (Joseph Russillo, Karin Waehner, Luis Falco), Daniel Agésilas integrated the Opéra of Paris Ballet in 1965. He interpreted the repertoires, plays and works of Roland Petit, George Balanchine, Serge Lifar and Maurice Béjart, and became soloist in the Joseph Russillo Théâtre Ballet .
Daniel Agésilas simultaneously developed pedagogical work at the heart of the Joseph Russillo Théâtre School of du Ballet, the Opéra of Paris and at the Scala of Milan. Educational coordinator of choreographical studies at the Conservatoire National of Toulouse from 1986-1993, he obtained certification as a dance professor in 1997. He choreographed some 20 ballets. After having also excerted a number of administrative responsibilites and leadership roles, he became the director of chorographical studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur of Music and Dance in Paris in 2002.
Daniel Agésilas was appointed Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2004 and Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite in 2012.