Jean Dauberval, a.k.a. Jean D’Auberval, (born Jean Bercher in Montpellier, France on 19 August 1742; and died in Tours, on 14 February 1806), was a French dancer and ballet master. He is most noted for creating the ballet, La fille mal gardée, one the most enduring and popular works of the ballet repertoire.
In 1783, Dauberval moved to Bordeaux, where he accepted the post of maître de ballet to the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, a position he held until 1791. In 1789, Dauberval created his most enduring ballet, La Fille mal gardée, in which his wife, the dancer Marie-Madeleine Crespé, who is known to history as Madame Théodore, created the role of Lison. (The role is known as "Lise" today.)