Created in December 1984, the Preljocaj Company became the National Choreographic Centre of Champigny-sur-Marne and Val-de-Marne in 1989.
In 1996, it was welcomed at the Cité du Livre in Aix-en-Provence and became Ballet Preljocaj - Centre Chorégraphique National de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, du Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, de la Communauté du Pays d'Aix, de la Ville d'Aix-en-Provence.
The Ballet Preljocaj today consists of 26 permanent dancers, with more than 100 performances per year in France and abroad. Since the creation of his company, Angelin Preljocaj has built 45 choreographies, from solo to large formations.
Angelin Preljocaj regularly associates himself with other artists in various fields such as music (Goran Vejvoda, Air, Laurent Garnier, Granular Synthesis, Karlheinz Stockhausen), plastic arts (Claude Lévêque, Subodh Gupta, Adel Abdessemed), design (Constance Guisset), fashion (Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa). His creations are included in the repertoire of many companies, from which he also receives commissions. These include Milan's La Scala, the New York City Ballet, the Berlin Staatsoper and the Paris Opera Ballet. In addition to disseminating its works throughout the world, the Ballet Preljocaj is multiplying its local actions in Aix-en-Provence and in the region in order to make dance known to as many people as possible: readings, videodance, public rehearsals, training courses and practice workshops, interventions in urban spaces... a complete system has been set up to enable the public to look at dance in a different way.
In October 2006, the Ballet Preljocaj moved into its new location designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti: the Pavillon Noir, the first production centre built for the activity it houses where artists can carry out their entire creative process, from studio work to stage performance.
In its Theatre and four studios, meetings and dance performances are offered all year round: those of Angelin Preljocaj and invited companies.