Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied will become residents of the City of Lights! Benjamin will take over as Director of the Paris Opera Ballet when the current dance director, Brigitte Lefevre, retires in October 2014. Benjamin had been a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet before leaving in 2011 to create his own dance company in Los Angeles, the L.A. Dance Project.
Natalie and Benjamin met when he helped her train to star in the movie ‘Black Swan.’ Natalie’s performance earned her the Academy Awards, among other accolades. Her dancing became a subject of some controversy, but I doubt it bothered either Natalie or Benjamin. Now they’re married and the parents of baby Aleph. I bet Natalie’s excited about the upcoming move to Paris.
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