Florence Leroux-Coléno

Born in Vannes (France), Florence began training in Brittany and graduated from the Conservatoire National de Région de Nantes in 1999. After finishing her High School Diploma she moved to Marseille to first join the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille and then the Ballet National de Marseille, directed by Marie-Claude Pietragalla.


There she took her first steps into the Balanchine repertoire with Rubies and Violin Concerto and danced beautiful roles as Myrtha in Giselle, the 2nd pas de deux of Approximate Sonata (W. Forsythe), the first bridesmaid in Don Quichotte. When the artistic direction changed Eric Vu An gave her the opportunity to dance the leading roles in 4 Temperments and Concerto Barocco (Balanchine), also Terpsichore in Apollon Musagète,Firebird (Fokine) and Desdémone in La Pavane du Maure (Limon).


In 2002, Florence moved to Switzerland to work with Maurice Béjar. During her seven years at Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Florence has danced more than 25 different pieces from Béjart’s repertoire, including Presbytère, Cantate 51, Serait-ce la mort, The Rite of Spring, Bhakti, Romeo and Juliet, etc.

She also worked with Gil Roman (Syncope, Aria, Casino des Esprits) and with guest choreographers (Julio Arozarena, Tony Fabre, Sthan Kabar-Louët, Alonso King)


Florence joined the West Australian Ballet in August 2013 and since then has performed beautiful roles such as Giselle and Myrtha in Aurelien Scannella’s Giselle and Snow White in Gyula Harangozo’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs after which she was promoted to soloist.

She has also danced contemporary parts in the Pas de deux of Galili’s Mono Lisa and more recently the famous Steptext from W. Forsythe.


“In my free time?? dancing… more! and drawing, reading, painting, playing the piano and staying aware of everything which happens in the world of Art. I love going to concerts, exhibitions, galleries…I have the feeling that it colours my own dance…”