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Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem

  • February 23, 1965 Paris (France)


Born in 1965 in Paris, Sylvie Guillem is undoubtedly one of the most important dancers of her generation.

Trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School from the age of 11, she entered the company at 16. Only three years later, Rudolf Nureyev appointed her étoile, making her the youngest ballerina to receive this distinction in the Paris Opera Ballet's history.

Although she is adored by the Parisian audience, Sylvie Guillem decides to leave Paris and join the Royal Ballet London. There she acquires more freedom and can even dance with the greatest companies worldwide.

Admired by the critics and choreographers alike, she had the privilege to premiere choreographies by such great names as Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek and William Forsythe.

She bade farewell to ballet in 2015 with a final tour, Life in Progress.

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