Ferdinand (dancer)

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Ferdinand, Académie royale de musique.
Lithograph by Vigneron, 1825.

Jean La Brunière de Médicis (3 November 1791, Bordeaux - 5 April 1837, Paris), known by the stage name of Ferdinand, was a French ballet dancer.


Premier danseur in the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris from 1813 onwards, Ferdinand played the leads in all its productions until his death. One of the partners of Lise Noblet, his notable appearances with her included a tour to London in 1824.

In 1826, the author of the Nouvelle biographie théâtrale wrote an acid portrait of Ferdinand:

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