Chauviré, Yvette

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Yvette Chauviré Biography

Notable: Born 1917; Paris Opéra Ballet

Yvette Chauviré was born in Paris 1917. Danced at the Paris Opéra Ballet and became étoile 1941. The greatest French dancer of her time. Combining grace, lyricism and technical mastery she excelled both in Serge Lifar’s ballets and in the classical repertory.

Repertoire includes:

  • David triomphant
  • Alexandre le Grand
  • Istar, Mirages
  • L’Ecuyère
  • She danced the classic reportory as a guest artist all over the world

She was the Director of the Paris Opéra Ballet School 1963-1972 and Commandeur Légion d’Honneur, 1988.