After receiving a scholarship, he relocated to study at the School of American Ballet, the official school connected to the New York City Ballet and considered the most famous ballet academy in the United States. Since then, his international career has taken him around the world performing the greatest roles in classical and contemporary repertoire. At the age of 24, he became a principal dancer (Etoile) at the National Ballet of Marseille, then assistant and ballet master for Monsieur Roland Petit. Encouraged by the latter to experiment with his own creations, he began choreographing ballets for various dance companies in France, Russia, Japan and Italy.
Cultivating a passion for theatre and the visual arts, he decided to move to Paris, where he continued his theatre training, taking lessons from great French actors and teachers, including Claude Mathieu, Jacques Lecoq and Michel Galabru. He also attended film classes at La Femis.