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Mireille Favarel to Teach Brandywine Ballet Master Classes, 4/6

Mireille Favarel to Teach Brandywine Ballet Master Classes, 4/6

MIREILLE FAVAREL, former principal dancer of the Milwaukee Ballet and currently associate director of Milwaukee Ballet II, will teach a day of master classes for the Brandywine Ballet on April 6, 2014 at The Dancer Center, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Mireille Favarel studied ballet for six years with Rosella Hightower at the International Dance Center in Cannes, France and subsequently studied in Paris with Raymond Franchetti, Robert Bestonso and Lydia Menchova.

She began her professional career in 1980 with the Ballet du Rhin in Strasbourg, France and subsequently joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a soloist in 1983. Among her principal roles was Swanhilda in Hans Brenaa's staging of Coppelia. In 1984 she joined the Ballet der Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, West Germany and expanded her repertoire to include principal and soloist roles in George Balanchine's Serenade, Heinz Spoerli's Coppelia and La Fille Mal Gardee, and Erich Walter's Tod Und Das Madchen.

In 1986 Ms. Favarel joined Ballet du Nord (Roubaix, France) as a principal dancer. She added to her repertoire many George Balanchine ballets including the role of the Coquette in La Sonnambula, and principal roles in Scotch Symphony, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, Tarantella, Concerto Barocco, Agon, The Four Temperaments, and Who Cares? She also danced the role of Swanhilda in Alfonso Cata's production of Coppelia and danced principal roles in John Taras' Piege de Lumiere, William Dollar's Constantia, Jean-Christophe Maillot's Candide, John Clifford's Fantasies, Bruno Jacquin's Self Control, Cata's La Mer, and Jean-Paul Comelin's Nuits D'Ete and Mozart Requiem.

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