(in Swan Lake
with the Royal Ballet in 1994)
Principal Guest Artist with the Royal Ballet,
she was born
in Paris in 1965 and studied at Paris Opera Ballet School (1977-80).
the Varna Competition (1983), Carpeaux Prize (1984), Prix
Andersen, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Grand Prix National de
la Danse (1988), Pavlova Prize (1989), the Benois prize in Moscow (1994).
She became an etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet
on 29 December 1984 after her first performance of Swan Lake.
Hilaire dancing in In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
(photo from the page of Jim Fowler, click on it to get
a bigger photo)
Her repertory with the Paris Opera Ballet
Agon ( Balanchine ), Song of the
Earth (MacMillan), Boléro (Béjart),
Notre Dame de Paris
( Tudor ), Sonate à Trois (Béjart)...
She premiered Nureyev's Cinderella and Béjart's
Arepo in 1986, Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
and Neumeier's Magnificat in 1987, and
Le Martyre de Saint
Sébastien (Bob Wilson) in 1988.
Her repertory with the Royal Ballet includes:
Giselle, Nikiya, Gamzatti, Aurora, Cinderella, Odette/Odile,
Juliet, Natalia Petrovna, Raymonda, Manon, Kitri, First and
Second Movements (Symphony in C ), Grand Pas Classique , Herman Schmerman , and In the middle, somewhat elevated .
Jim Fowler has made a beautiful page about Sylvie Guillem.
Have a look at it!!