The Straits Times
Published on Jan 25, 2013

Natalie Portman moving to Paris after husband wins top Opera job


PARIS (AFP) - Hollywood star Natalie Portman is swapping New York for Paris along with her French husband Benjamin Millepied after he secured the post of dance director at the French capital's Opera.

Millepied, a dancer and choreographer best known for a role alongside Portman in the film Black Swan, was named as the replacement for Brigitte Lefevre on Thursday.

The 35-year-old, who began his career at the New York City Ballet where he quickly rose to become a principal dancer in 2002, will take the reins of the prestigious establishment in October 2014, the opera said.

Millepied, who married Portman in California last August and has a young son with the Oscar-winning actress, said the whole family would be moving across the Atlantic.