The Art of Andrée Marlière
Ballet Career

Ballet career:

At the age of 12 she performed with André Leclair at the Gala Querida in the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. In 1950 she performed in Florence with the Maggio Musicale Florentino. From 1950-1951 she was part of the corps de ballet of the Théatre de la Monnaie and from 1951-1957 she was soliste at the Koninklijke Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp.

In 1957 she left for Berlin. This was the beginning of her international career which led her to the Berliner Ballet (first dancer, 1957-1958), the Jean Babilée company (first soliste, 1958-1959), the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas (soliste, 1959), The Ballet de la Monnaie and the Ballet du XXième Siecle (first soliste, 1959-1964) and the ballet group of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf (danseuse étoile, 1964-1966). With these companies she did several international tours. In 1966 she returned to Antwerp to the Royal Flemish Opera Ballet (danseuse étoile, 1966-1970).

To conclude her performing dancing career she was active for one season as danseuse étoile for the Ballet van Vlaanderen (1970-1971).

She did several television appearances.

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