Daydé, Liane (1932–)

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Daydé, Liane (1932–)

French ballet dancer. Name variations: Liane Dayde; Liane Daydé-Giraud. Born Feb 27, 1932, in Paris, France.

At 10, made debut dancing a "Golliwog" in Albert Aveline's Jeux d'Enfants at Paris Opéra Ballet; joined Paris Opéra's professional company around age 15, performing major role in Aveline's Elvire (1948); danced principal roles in numerous works by Aveline and Serge Lifar, including Snow White (1951), Fourberries (1952) and Romeo and Juliet (1955); danced with Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas (late 1950s); was prima ballerina of Grand Ballet Classique de France; appeared with numerous European companies, often in works by Heinz Rosen, and performed in US.

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