Cyril Pierre

csm_Pierre_Cyril_c_Sascha_Kletzsch_q_09d4f199c0Cyril Pierre was born in Nancy, France, and trained at the Conservatoire of his native town, before joining Serge Golovine’s class at the Ballet School of the Opéra National de Paris.

Having graduated, he was engaged at Roland Petit’s Ballet National de Marseille, where he was promoted to first solist in 1990 and to étoile (Principal) in 1992. Four years later, Helgi Tomasson invited him to join the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer. His San Francisco repertoire included all major classical roles, as well as contemporary creations by Helgi Tomasson, James Kudelka and others.

Together with his former partner Lucia Lacarra he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a Principal Dancer in autumn 2002, dancing such important roles as Onegin, Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake) and Abderakhman (Raymonda) in his very first Munich season.

During the season 2003/2004, he enlarged his repertoire with Günther in John Neumeier’s The Nutcracker, Theseus/Oberon in Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška).

As a guest dancer, Cyril appeared on stages world wide, in full performances (Berlin, Prague, Naples, Milan) as well as in galas, mostly together with his former partner Lucia Lacarra.

At present Cyril is teaching at the Kirov Academy in Washington DC.

Debut 2004/2005
Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias (J.Neumeier)
Black Cake (H. van Manen)
Bella Figura (J. Kylián)
Agon (G. Balanchine)
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)

Debut 2005/2006
Baron Ochs in The Silver Rose (G. Murphy), creation
Century Rolls (D. Bombana), creation
Hilarion in Giselle (P. Wright)

Debut 2006/2007
Prince Albrecht in Giselle (P. Wright)

Debut 2006/2007
Lankedem and Birbanto in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)

Debut 2007/2008
Prospero in The Tempest (J. Mannes), creation
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)

Debut 2008/2009
Father in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Shariar in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Athlet in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2009/2010
Abderakham in Raymonda (R. Barra)
The ballerina’s boyfriend in Série Noire – A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler), creation

Debut 2010/2011
Tsar in Série Noire – A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler), creation
Pas de deux in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Man 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks… (J. Mannes), creation
Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Prince Leopold in Illusions – Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Don Quijote in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
El Trianero, Matador in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)

Debut 2011/2012
Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Man in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
The Fiancé in Las Hermanas (K. MacMillan)
Widow Simone in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)

Debut 2012/2013
1st Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
The Moor in The Moor’s Pavane (J. Limón)
The primaballerina’s partner and pas de deux in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)

Debut 2013/2014
Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Zettel in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (J. Neumeier)
The Wise One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)

Debut 2014/2015
Armand’s father in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Inigo in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)