Marie Taglioni

Marie Taglioni

Birth
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Death 22 Apr 1884 (aged 79)
Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 8284161 · View Source
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Ballerina. She was an Italian dancer who was the firstto raise herself on her toes thus enlarging the vocabulary of ballet and creating a wider field of artistic impression. She was born in Stockholm, the daughter of a famous dancer, teacher and ballet master Philippe Taglioni and she became an almost legendary figure herself. Her most famous ballet was "La Sylphide" which was staged for her by her father in 1832. In the same year she married Count Gilbert de Voisin and in 1838 went to London with a large fortune and bought palaces in Vienna and a villa on Lake Como. She retired from dancing in 1847 and in the war between France and Germany lost all her property and returned to London where she opened a school to teach young ladies dancing and deportment.

Bio by: Medora


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marie Taglioni (23 Apr 1804–22 Apr 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8284161, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .