Perrot, Jules

Perrot, Jules

(zhül pĕrō`), 1810–92, French dancer and choreographer, b. Lyons. Perrot studied with Auguste Vestris (see under Vestris, GaetanVestris, Gaetan
, 1729–1808, Italian-French classical dancer, b. Florence. Vestris was one of the greatest dancers of the 18th cent. Born of an Italian theatrical family, he studied dance with Louis Dupré at the Royal Academy in Paris, then joined the Paris
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) and Salvatore Vigano. He gained fame as a dancer before turning to choreography. From 1848 to 1859 he worked at the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg. His ballets included Esmeralda, Ondine, Le Corsaire, and part of the original Giselle (1841).

Bibliography

See biography by I. Guest (1984).

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