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 participating in the creation of Ray Barra's Carmen as Carmen and many choreographic workshops by Renato Zanella, David Bombana, and Terence Kohler.
Chalendard joined the English National Ballet in 2008 where she was promoted to first soloist following performances in Manon and The Dying Swan. She has also appeared in performances organized by Carlos Acosta dancing a pas de deux (Young Apollo) especially created for her and Junor de Oliveira Souza by choreographer Adam Hougland. In 2009, she received the "Emerging Dancer Award" after dancing Nikiya's Death from La Bayadère.
In 2012, Chalendard appeared at the Nureyev Festival in Russia as Giselle with Principal Jozef Varga from Het National Ballet, and as Odette/Odile in Derek 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 Teatro dell Opera di Roma.
Her repertoire includes Angelin Preljocaj’s Annonciation (Maria), Peter Wright's Giselle, Marius Petipa's Paquita, George Balanchine's Tarantella, Tchaikovsky pas de deux, and Apollo (Polyhymnia, Calliope), 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.
Chalendard joined Boston Ballet in 2013 as a Second Soloist.