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234th Season

Cyril Pierre


Cyril was born in Nancy, France, and trained at the Conservatoire of his native town, before joining Serge Golovine?s class at the Ballet School of the Opera National de Paris. Having graduated, he was engaged at Roland Petit?s Ballet National de Marseille, whre he was promoted to first solist in 1990 and to Etoile (Principal) in 1992. Four years later, Helgi Tomasson invited him to join the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer. His San Francisco repertory included all major classical roles, as well as contemporary creations by Helgi Tomasson, James Kudelka and others.

Together with his partner Lucia Lacarra he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a Principal Dancer in autumn 2002, dancing such important roles as Onegin, Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake) and Abderakhman (Raymonda) in his very first Munich season. During season 2003-04, he enlarged his repertoire with Gunther in John Neumeier?s Nutcracker, Oberon/Theseus in Neumeier?s Midsummer Night?s Dream and Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa/Ivan Liska).

New roles in season 2004/2005: Romeo und Mercutio in Romeo und Julia (Cranko) Gaston in Die Kameliendame (John Neumeier) Black Cake (Hans van Manen) Bella Figura (Jiri Kylian) Agon (George Balanchine) Solor in La Bayadere.

As a guest dancer, Cyril appears on stages world wide, in full performances (Berlin, Prague, Naples, Milan), as well as in galas, mostly together with his partner Lucia Lacarra.

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