Liane Daydé

(b. 1932)

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(b Paris, 27 Feb. 1932)

French dancer. She studied at the Paris Opera Ballet School and graduated into its company at the age of 13, becoming étoile in 1950. A tiny, charming, and brilliant dancer, her almost childlike appearance was exploited by Lifar when he created the role of Snow White for her in Blanche-Neige (1951). She left the Opera in 1960 to work as an international guest artist. In 1961 she danced with the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas and after 1962 with the Grand Ballet Classique de France, a touring company directed by her husband, Claude Giraud. She danced most of the classical ballerina roles as well as creating leading parts in Lifar's Romeo and Juliet (1955), Lander's Printemps à Vienne (1954), and Rosen's Dance Panels in Seven Movements (1963). After retiring from the stage she became a teacher, subsequently directing the dance department of the Regional Conservatory of the City of Paris.

Subjects: Dance.

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