Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:29 PM
Posting a release I received from the National Ballet of Canada:
FORMER NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA DANCER SERGE LAVOIE DIES SUDDENLY
December 6, 2004....Toronto, Ontario.....SERGE LAVOIE, former Principal
Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, died suddenly of heart failure on
Saturday night in a hotel in Vidalia, Georgia on tour as Ballet Master with
Columbia City Ballet. Mr. Lavoie was 41 years old.
Mr. Lavoie danced with the National Ballet from 1982 to 1997. He was born in
Lachine, Quebec, and graduated from the National Ballet School in 1981. He
was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1988 and partnered many of the company's
ballerinas, including KAREN KAIN and MARTINE LAMY in roles such as Romeo in
Romeo and Juliet, Albrecht in Giselle and the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty,
The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
Mr. Lavoie was in demand as an international guest artist, performing at La
Scala, Milan, the Spoleto Festival, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and
American Ballet Theatre.
Mr. Lavoie had been on staff as Ballet Master with Columbia City Ballet in
Columbia, South Carolina for the past 7 years. He leaves his wife Mariclare
Miranda, Principal Dancer with Columbia City Ballet, and his daughter Mila
from his first marriage to Cynthia Lucas, former ballet mistress and soloist
with the National Ballet.
Posted 06 December 2004 - 03:34 PM
CCB has suffered a tremendous loss that can never be replaced...
We Love You Serge..
Posted 07 December 2004 - 07:19 AM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 04:30 PM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:12 PM
Edited by balletkitty31, 10 December 2004 - 08:12 AM.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 08:06 PM
Serge, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you've done for me in the past 5 years! I love you!
Posted 10 December 2004 - 09:31 PM
Serge gave his all every day of his life. Even up to the last day he was joking, laughing and smiling. He knew he was sick but he didn't let that stop him. He lived his life to the fullest and the last week of his life he seemed to "love deeper, speak sweeter and give the forgiveness he'd been denying," (Tim McGraw). The lives of those he taught, worked with and loved will always be better because of him.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 03:44 AM
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance
Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance
Serge didn't just live for himself, he gave of himself, selflessly. I am so glad that he was a part of my life, and I wouldn't have missed dancing for him for the world.
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:52 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:30 PM
Posted 21 December 2004 - 08:44 PM
"like a butterfly coming into our lives for even a minute, but we feel so lucky to have seen it"
We love you always Serge. Always and forever
Posted 22 December 2004 - 06:32 PM
Serge Lavoie, former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, and present Ballet Master and teacher with the Columbia City Ballet passed away Sunday while on tour. He passed away well before any of us who knew him were ready to see him go, and he will be deeply missed. He was my daughter's teacher, coach, mentor, and ballet "father" for most of the last six years. Intelligent, passionate, caring, and possessing an unerring eye, his mark will always remain on her dancing and on her life. May he rest in peace.
CT90, I agree he's probably laughing right now over all this fuss, but I think he's also happy to know he made a difference.
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