Sylvie Guillem is Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet, she was born in Paris 1965 and studied at Paris Opéra Ballet School. In 1984 Rudolf Nureyev made her an Étoile with Paris Opéra Ballet. She won the Varna Competition, Carpeaux Prize, Andersen Prize, and has been made a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres and made Chevalier de Légion d’Honneur by François Mitterrand.
Her repertory includes:
Grand Pas classique, Other Dances, La Luna, Herman Schmerman, In the middle, Somewhat elevated, Firstext, Steptext, Bolero, The Rite of Spring, Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien and the leading roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, A Month in the Country, La Bayadère, Cinderella and Raymonda.