Contemporary dance / Principal
Cyril 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 repertory included all major classical roles, as well as contemporary creations by Helgi Tomasson, James Kudelka and others.
Together with his partner Lucia Lacarra he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a Principal Dancer in autumn 2002, dancing such important roles as Onegin, Prince Siegfried (Swanlake) and Abderakhman (Raymonda) in his very first Munich season.
During season 2003-04, he enlarged his repertoire with Günther in John Neumeier\'s Nutcracker, Oberon/Theseus in Neumeier\'s Midsummer Night\'s Dream and Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa/Ivan Liška).
As a guest dancer, Cyril appears on stages world wide, in full performances (Berlin, Prague, Naples, Milan), as well as in galas, mostly together with his partner Lucia Lacarra.
- Bavarian State Ballet