Former ballet master, most remembered for creating the ballet, La Fille Mal Gardée.
He attended the Paris Opéra, where he was trained by the prolific Jean-Georges Noverre.
In 1763, he was appointed the premier danseur title at the Académie Royale de Musique.
He was born in Montpellier, France.
He and soccer player, Michel Platini, were both born in France.