Biography of Cyril Atanassoff (1941-VVVV)

Dancer and teacher French, born on June 30, 1941 in Puteaux.

He began his studies at the school of Ballet l' Opéra of Paris in 1953 and became part of the company in 1957. Amounted to soloist in 1960, first dancer in 1962 and dancer etoile in 1964. He premiered the role of the ballets Concertstuck (1959) and L'echarpe (1959) Peter van Dyk, Danses Brêves (1963) and l'oiseau de Feu (1973) from George Skibine, La Damnation de Faust (1964) of Maurice Béjart, Les Paladins (1964), Sarracenia (1964), Coppelia (1966), along with Claude Bessy, and Equivalences (1967) from Michel Descombey, Notre - give me Paris (1965) and Nana (1976) of Roland Petit(1966) Sarabande of Attilio Labis, Combat de Tancrede (1971) and Aor (Lumière) (1971) of Norbert Schmucki, Dyade (1972) of Janine Charrat, Flemming Flindt Jeux (1973), integrate them (1973) and Las Americas (1973) by John Butler, Une Dimanche à l'aube (1980) of Vladimir Skouratoffand La Fille mal Gardée (1981) of Heinz Spoerli, among others. In 1972 she danced Giselle with Alicia Alonso, at the Théâtre de l' Opéra de Paris. He participated in the great Gala international dance of 1975 held in Madrid, where interpreted Béjart, along with Jean Guizerix and Maina Gielguld Opus 5. In 1986 he retired from the scene; Since then he has worked as Professor of the company. He has also acted as a jury of VIII International Ballet competition in Paris (1996). In 1972 it was decorated with the French order of merit, and the following year with the Petipa prize.