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Lycette Darsonval
Birth: Feb. 12, 1912
Death: Nov. 1, 1996

French dancer, teacher and choreographer. Born as Alice Perron, she studied at the Paris Opera Ballet School and joined the company in 1930 but left in 1933 to guest abroad, returning in three years time and in 1940 was promoted to Etoile (Principal). She remained with the Paris company until 1960, although she spent some time touring and guesting in France abroad with her own small company. A virtuoso technician and expressive actress, she danced all the major ballerina roles excelling particularly in 'Giselle' but also created leading roles in many new ballets, including Lifar's 'David Triomphant' in 1937, 'Sylvia' in 1941, 'Suite en blanc' in 1943 and Balanchine's 'Le Palais de cristal' in 1947. She choreographed two works for the Opera, one of the few women ever to do so and sucessfully re-worked 'Sylvia' for them in 1979 also staging it for the National Ballet of Peking in 1980. She gave her farewell performance in 'Giselle' in 1959 by which time she was already director of the Opera Ballet School (1957-1959), the first woman appointed to the position. Between 1963 and 1664 she was maîtresse de ballet at Nice Opera Ballet and between 1971-1976 professor of dance at the Nice Conservatory. She returned to the Paris Opera School in 1975 as a teacher. Among her many honours are Commander de l'Ordre National de Mérite, Chevalier des Artss et des Lettres and Légion d'Honneur. (bio by: Medora) 
 
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St Loubes Cimetière
Saint-Loubes
Departement de la Gironde
Aquitaine, France
 
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Originally Created by: Medora
Record added: Jan 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8271355
Lycette Darsonval
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