Dominique Khalfouni

At the age ofá9áshe enters the Paris Opera Ballet school. Atáthe age ofá16áheájoins the company asáaámember ofáthe corps deáballet and iná1977áshe isánominated Danseuse Etoile. She dances the main parties ináGiselle, LeáLac des Cygnes, Coppelia, LaáSylphide, Suite onáBlanc, LaáBayadere, Les Mirages, Concerto enáSol deáBobbins, Palais deáCristal, Apolon Musagete, LaáSomnambule, LaáValse deáBalanchine, Petrouch-ka de Fokine, Yvan leáTerrible etáRomeo etáJuliette deáGrigorovitch.

Various ballets were composed for her, among them are: Metaboles deáMacMillan, Adagietto deáAraiz (1977), Serait-ce la Mort tie Bejart (1979), Manfred deáNoureev, LeáFantome deáI'Opera deáRoland Petit (1980). Iná1980áshe leaves ├╬­ŞŃÓ deáParis for leáBaliet National deáMarseille where she performs ináNotre Dame deáParis. Coppelia, Cyrano deáBergerac, Proust, ouáLes Intermittences duáCceur, LaáNuit Transfiguree, Art Zoyd. She performs She main female roles ináthe ballets Les Amours deáFranz staged ináMarcell iná1981, Les contes d'Hoffmann staged tráMonte Carlo iná1982. Prelude aáI'Apres-midi d'un Faune, atáthe concert dedica?ted toáDebussy, the role otáCatherine ináthe ballet Les Hauls duáHurievent stagec ináParis iná1982, the role ofáAutumn ináLes Quatre Saisons. InáMarch 1985 she dances Pas deáDeux-de I"Ombre etádeálaáLumiere ináthe ballet LeáManage duáCiei etádeáI'Enfer, then the role ofáLaáChimere ináSymphonie Fantastique. the role ofáPrincesse ináLeáChat Botte and the role ofáRosa Frolich ináI'Ange Bleu staged ináMarselte iná1986. She dances ináLeáJeune Homme etálaáMort, Roland Petit creates for her the ballet MaáPavlova, the first show ofáwhich was ináthe theatre Liceo deáBarcelone ináOctober 1986. and later ináNovember 1986 itáwas performed iná├╬­ŞŃÓ deáMarseille. After this the French and international media called her the greatest French dancer ofáher time anc Ballerina Assoluta.

In addition toáI'Ordre duáMerite, iná1987áshe receives from the Minister ofáCulture leáPrix National deálaáDanse and nomi?nated Chevalier des Arts etáLettres. InáOctober 1990 she creates the role ofáAurora ináRoland Petit's ballet LaáBelle ÓŔáBois Dormant iná├╬­ŞŃÓ deáMarseille. InáFebruary 1993 she performs the role oiáthe girl ináthe balet Chariot danse avec nous. Again she participates ináthe ballet Cheri, and ináDecember 1993 she dances the role ofáBella ináLaáChauve Souris onáthe stage ofá├╬­ŞŃÓ deáMar?seille, and ináMarchጠthe roie ofáMaria Vetsera ináValse triste, this role she receives laámedaille deálaáville deáRome. For the performance ináthe ballet LeáGuepard iná1995, she isáawarded ieáPrix Benois deálaáDanse ináMoscow.

She used idáhold classes ináthe National Superior Dance school ináMarcell. Iná1999áshe was invited asáthe ballet teacher toáParis Opera. Since September 2000 she has been teaching ináParis.








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