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Name: Sylvie Guillem  
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Date of Birth: 25th February 1965
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Writer
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Sylvie Guillem is a European ballet dancer who has peformed with the Paris Opera Ballet and is currently a guest principal dancer with the Royal Ballet.

Guillem was born in Paris on February 25, 1965. As a child, she trained in gymnastics under the instruction of her mother, and at age 11, she began training at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Eventually she joined their company in the corps de ballet at 16 years old. In 1983 Guillem won the gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition. On December 29, 1984, at the young age of 19, Guillem became an etoile of the company after her first performance of Swan Lake. She created the leading role in William Forsythe's contemporary ballet, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated in 1987.


Guillem's repetoire includes: Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Giselle, Kitri (Don Quixote), Nikiya (La Bayadère), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Raymonda, Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Manon, Song of the Earth, Princess Rose (Prince of the Pagodas), A Month in the Country, Other Dances, In the middle, somewhat elevated, Herman Schmerman, Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Agon, Symphony in C, La Luna, Sonate à trois, Boléro, Arepo, Cinderella, Notre-Dame de Paris, Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien, Grand Pas Classique, and Natalia Petrovna.

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