Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

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Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux
Born (1943-04-09) April 9, 1943 (age 73)
Bourg en Bresse, France
Occupation dancer, choreographer, teacher
Years active 1954–present
Spouse(s) Patricia McBride

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (born 9 April 1943, in Bourg en Bresse, France) is a French ballet dancer and instructor. He is currently the artistic director at the Charlotte Ballet and the Chautauqua Institution.

At 14, Bonnefoux joined the Paris Opera Ballet, and became a star dancer at age 21. Under the direction of George Balanchine, Bonnefoux became a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.[1]

He, his wife Patricia McBride, and two children reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  1. ^ "School of Dance – Artistic Director". Retrieved 25 March 2012. 

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