Michel François Hoguet

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Michel François Hoguet (b. 17 June 1793 in Paris – d. 5 April 1871 in Berlin) was a French ballet dancer, ballet master and choreographer at the Royal Berlin Theater, where he worked from 1817 until 1823 as first solo dancer. From 1834-1838 he was a full-time ballet master and in this position he was then active in Berlin until 1856.[1] During the Revolution of 1848 he was publicly attacked because of his royalist sentiments.[2] In 1856 he watched the increasing popularity of his younger colleague Paul Taglioni, which was his last act as ballet master, retiring from the stage thereafter.[2]


Michel François Hoguet was the son of a watchmaker. In 1821 he married the actress and dancer Emilie Caroline (1801-1869), née Vestris, and had two sons and a daughter, including the solo dancer Louis Hoguet-Vestris (1825-1900) and the actress Mathilde, mar. Frey (1833-1878).


  1. ^ Staatsballett. "Ballet in Berlin - History". Staatsballett-berlin.de. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Rudin, Alexander. "Hoguet, Michel François". Neue Deutsche Biographie. Retrieved 9 July 2012.  (German)