Lara Fransen


The Belgian dancer Lara Fransen graduated from the Royal Ballet School Antwerp in 2015. She participated in the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive in New York in 2013, the Summer Intensive Princess Grace School in Monaco in 2014 and the NDT Summer intensive in The Hague in 2014. In 2012 she won the gold medal in contemporary dance at the Concours International de Danse de Biarritz, in 2013 the silver medal in contemporary dance at Tanzolymp in Berlin and two years later the gold medal at the same competition. With a modern pas de deux she won the bronze medal at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition in New York in 2016. Fransen has been a member of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen company since 2015, where she has danced in various productions by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui including Faun and she has also appeared in Kaash by Akram Khan, In Your Rooms by Hofesh Shechter, Selon désir and Palmos by Andonis Foniadakis and Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Crystal Pite.

Repertoire at OBV

  • Doornroosje (Marcia Haydée)
  • Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Pond Way (Merce Cunningham)
  • Chronicle (Martha Graham)
  • Spartacus (Yuri Grigorovich)
  • Kaash (Akram Khan)
  • Secus (Ohad Naharin)
  • Requiem (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue (Crystal Pite)
  • L’Après-midi d'un Faune (Vaslav Nijinsky)
  • Als niemand me ziet (Jonas Vlerick)*
  • Late Night Tales (Drew Jacoby)*
  • Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui): Visitor*
  • Ma Mère l’Oye (Jeroen Verbruggen)*
  • Faust (Jean-Christophe Maillot)
  • Les Noces (Edward Clug): The Bride*
  • Selon désir (Andonis Foniadakis)
  • Workwithinwork (William Forsythe)
  • In your rooms (Hofesh Shechter)
  • Giselle (Akram Khan)
  • Fall (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)*
  • JOY (Alexander Ekman)
  • B.R.I.S.A. (Johan Inger)
  • Bach Studies (Benjamin Millepied)*
  • Mea Culpa (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Rusalka (Alan Lucien Øyen): Wood sprite and entourage of the Prince*
  • RASA [after La Bayadère] (Daniel Proietto)*
  • Le Sacre du printemps (Pina Bausch)
  • Noetic (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Palmos (Andonis Foniadakis)*
  • Mozart/Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
  • Tempus Fugit (Johan Inger)
  • Creature (Akram Khan)
  • Vier muren - Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach (Nicola Wills)*
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced (William Forsythe)

*originated the role

Update: October 2023

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