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.