Joined Boston Ballet in 2013
Anaïs Chalendard trained in Marseille with Dominique Khalfouni in the Ecole Nationale de danse de Marseille Roland Petit. She has studied in Germany in Düsseldorf with Youri Vamos, Berlin with Vladimir Malakov, and Karlsruhe with Birgit Keil.
Chalendard premiered the leading role in Terence Kohler's Anna Karenina and Gamzatti in his La Bayadère. She also enjoyed the creation of Ray Barra's Carmen as Carmen and many choreographic workshops from Renato Zanella, David Bombana, and Terence Kohler.
Chalendard left Karlsruhe to join the English National Ballet in 2008 where she was promoted to first soloist following performances of Manon and Dying Swan. She has also appeared in Carlos Acosta's show with a pas de deux (Young Apollo) especially created for her and Junor de Oliveira Souza by the choreographer Adam Hougland. In 2009, she received the "Emerging Dancer Award" after dancing Nikiya's death.
In 2012, Chalendard appeared in Russia during the Nureyev Festival as Giselle with Principal Jozef Varga from Het National Ballet, and appeared as Odette/Odile in Dereck Dean's Swan Lake with English National Ballet. She has been listed in the 100 best dancers in the world by Dance Europe Magazine. In June 2013, she was invited to dance Erik Brühn's La Sylphide with Friedemann Vogel (principal with the Stuttgart ballet) and Rolando Sarabia (international guest artist) at the Theater dell Opera di Roma.
Her repertoire includes Anjelin Prejlokaj's Annonciation (Maria); Peter Wright's Giselle; Marius Petipa's Paquita; George Balanchine's Tarantella, Tchaikovsky pas de deux, and Apollo (Polyhymnia and Caliopé); Kenneth Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet (Juliet); Rudolf Nureyev's Romeo and Juliet; Wayne Eagling's The Nutcracker; Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake (Odette/Odile); Roland Petit's Carmen (Carmen), and Le Jeune Homme et La Mort; among others.
Chalendard joined Boston Ballet in 2013 as a Second Soloist.