Ambassadress of the Bavarian State Ballet

Ray Barra, Marius Petipa, Lew Iwanow: Schwanensee Foto: Thomas Kirchgraber

Message of the Ambassadress of the Bavarian State Ballet – Irène Lejeune

In my mind Munich is the cultural capital of the world. And in this respect the Bavarian State Ballet, most notably our ballet director Ivan Liška, has decisive influence. With his brilliant company Mr Liška has revived the dream of my youth. As a small child I have already fallen in love with ballet. For me ballet is the finest expression of heart and senses, of values and the arts. For three decades my husband and I have been very successful as internationally active entrepreneurs. Is there anything more satisfactory than giving a part of this success in various ways to the Bavarian State Ballet.

Therefore it is a great honour to me that the Bavarian State Ballet has appointed me as ambassadress. It is my aim to contribute to the worldwide recognition in the world of the arts for the Bavarian State Ballet, this great company with its outstanding dance artists, in a dignified way and with all my heart.

Dr. h.c. Irène Lejeune
Ambassadress of the Bavarian State Ballet