The Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine (which was awarded the “label” of Centre Chorégraphique National in 1999), is located at 3, rue Henri Bazin in Nancy. Its origins go all the way back to 1968, to the creation of the Ballet Théâtre Contemporain (BTC), established at the Maison de la Culture in Amiens. Located at the intersection of the historical center of the city of Nancy and the new Meurthe et Canal quartier, the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine is a vibrant venue for creation and research specific to contemporary and classical dance, with artistic standing at the national and international levels. As the first decentralized company to prioritize choreographic creation, the BTC, after a stopover at the Theatre of Angers, established itself permanently in Nancy. After the departure of Jean-Albert Cartier, its founding director, the Ballet, which had several different organizational names, was directed by Patrick Dupond, Pierre Lacotte, Françoise Adret and Didier Deschamps. And we must note the importance of the role played by André Larquié, President of the Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine from 1998 to June of 2014, who also had a great deal to do with the installation of the BTC in Nancy as far back as 1978.