Michel Canesi

Doctor Michel Canesi met Rudolf Nureyev in 1983, just after he was appointed Director of Dance at the Paris Opera.

From then on, he became his personal physician and a very close friend, who accompanied him through his illness until his death in Paris on January 6th 1993.

Rudolf Nureyev entrusted Michel Canesi with directing the medical and scientific activities of his Foundation. He was responsible for the creation of the medical site devoted to dance medicine and for this new site which is aimed at the public at large.