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Patrick Dupond

French ballet dancer and artistic director

Died when: 61 years 356 days (743 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Patrick Dupond

Patrick Dupond (14 March 1959 – 5 March 2021) was a French ballet dancer and artistic director.He made a name for himself in 1976 when he won the gold medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria.

A virtuoso dancer, he was named danseur étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet in 1980 and met with considerable success in France, which did not prevent him from having an international career.

He worked with eminent dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart and Alvin Ailey, and in 1990 he became dance director of the Paris Opera Ballet, succeeding Nureyev.

He left this position in 1995, then the Paris Opera in 1997, dismissed, in his words, for "his insubordination and indiscipline".Subsequently, he appeared on various occasions on television sets as a contestant or juror for shows (for example: Danse avec les stars) while continuing to perform on stage.

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