Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, was saddened to learn of the passing of Liane Daydé.

An early talent, Liane Daydé joined the ballet corps of the Paris Opera at the age of 14, where she followed the teachings of Alexandre Volinine, a former member of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets russes, who passed on to her her values of profound demand.

In 1951, Serge Lifar gave him the role of Snow White at a moment’s notice, after the title dancer was prevented from performing. His performance was a triumph, and he was named a star at the end of the show at 17.

A passionate performer and virtuoso technician, Liane Daydé chose in 1960 to leave the ballet of the Paris Opera to join the troupe of the Marquis de Cuevas, directed by Claude Giraud, her husband.

Daydé’s international career led her to represent France at important diplomatic events, such as France’s recognition of People’s China. She is notably one of the only star dancers to have performed in the Bolshoi, in the middle of the Cold War.

Ending her dance career in 1979, Liane Daydé created a particularly famous dance school. As an educator and patient as she is a perfectionist, she has spawned the talent of many exceptional dancers and future stars, such as the extraordinary Aurélie Dupont.

Liane Daydé leaves the memory of an artist of immense talent, anxious to transmit her passion to the greatest number.

Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin extends her deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.