Maurice Bejart

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Birthday
1, 1927
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 22, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1927
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 22, 2007 (80)

About

French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director of operas. He headed Switzerland's Béjart Ballet Lausanne and established dance training schools in Brussels, Lausanne, and Dakar.

Before Fame

He began his dance career at the French Opéra de Marseille. He later founded the Ballet de l'Étoile, Ballet du XXe Siècle, and Béjart Ballet Lausanne dance companies.

Trivia

In 2000, he choreographed a modernized, plot-altered version of the famous Nutcracker ballet.

Family Life

He grew up in Marseille, France as the son of prominent philosopher Gaston Berger.

Associated With

He studied in Paris under dancer Olga Preobrajenska.