Benjamin Millepied retires from the New York City Ballet

Benjamin Millepied in his dancing days

Natalie Portman’s fiance (and baby daddy) Benjamin Millepied just announced his retirement from the New York City Ballet where he had been a principal ,dancer since 2002. The French-born dancer, who is 34, recently became a father when Portman gave birth to the couple’s son, Aleph.

Does this mean that Millipied will become a stay-at-home dad while Portman resumes her film career? Well, not exactly.

Millepied will continue his work as a choreographer with the ballet company. In fact, it was during the course of his work as a choreographer that he met Portman during the filming of her Oscar-winning turn in Black Swan.

He is also working on dance for a new musical that will be written, in part, by Trey Anastasio of Phish fame. [Arts Beat]

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