Benjamin Millepied is a French dancer and choreographer born on June 10, 1977. 40-year-old Benjamin bears a French nationality and his parents are Catherine Flori and Denys Millepied.  Benjamin’s mother is a former ballet dancer and he is the youngest of the family’s three sons. Benjamin Millepied - Natalie Portman's Husband and French choreographer grew an interest in ballet at a young age. She often attended ballet training with his mother starting out at a young age of eight years. Benjamin went to school at the School of American Ballet then got a scholarship from the French Ministry. In 1995, Benjamin was a member of the corps de ballet before becoming a choreographer for the American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet.

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Quick facts about Benjamin Millepied

Quick facts about Benjamin Millepied

Birth name: Benjamin Millepied

Birth date: June 10, 1977

Place of birth: Bordeaux, France

Age: 40 years

Parents: Denys Millepied and Catherine Millepied-Flory

Married to: Natalie Portman

Children: Aleph Portman-Millepied

Profession: Dancer and Choreographer

Education: School of American Ballet

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Net worth: $900,000

 

Let us have a look at some interesting facts about Benjamin Millepied - Natalie Portman's Husband and French choreographer

1. Benjamin Millepied founded the L.A. Dance Project

In 2011, choreographer Benjamin Millepied founded the L.A. Dance Project in partnership with Nicholas Britell, Nico Muhly, Charles Fabius and Matthieu Humery. Benjamin established a residence for the L.A. Dance Project in 2012 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The main aim of the project was to do new works all over Los Angeles and its inaugural performance was spearheaded by The Music Center on 22 September 2012 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

2. Benjamin is a professional Choreographer

Benjamin Millepied - Natalie Portman's Husband and French choreographer started dancing at a young age all thanks to his mother who saw the passion he had and helped him grow that passion through training. Benjamin is currently a professional star whose fame has continued to rise by the day.

3. Benjamin Millepied worked for Paris Opera Ballet

On January 2013, Benjamin accepted an offer to become the director of dance for the Paris Opera Ballet and on 15 October 2014 officially succeeded Brigitte Lefèvre. The Paris Opéra Ballet is one of the worldwide recognized classical troupes and Benjamin was mandated to use his distinctive choreography skills to revive and refresh the company. After fully taking over the position in October 2014, Benjamin made a number of changes, including pushing for the company’s more presence on social media and also sought for more funds. However, in February 2016, Benjamin gave his resignation of stepping down, citing frustrations over the Paris Opéra Ballet’s unwillingness to accept change.

4. Benjamin is a married man

Benjamin Millepied is married to renowned actress Natalie Portman. The two met in 2009 during the filming of the Black Swan in early 2009. At that time Benjamin was in a relationship with his live-in girlfriend Isabella Boylston but broke up with her so as to pursue a relationship with Natalie Portman. On June 14, 2011 Natalie gave birth before the two were married to a son named Aleph Portman-Millepied. Almost a year later, they got married in August 2012 in a private Jewish ceremony. In 2016, Benjamin and his family moved from Paris to Los Angeles and on February 22, 2017, Natalie gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Amalia Millepied.

5. Benjamin Millepied's net worth

As at now Benjamin Millepied's net worth is estimated to be 900 thousand dollars. It is said that he is among the highest paid ballet dancers all over the world.

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