Joseph Mazilier

Joseph Mazilier, Paris, circa 1860
Mazilier in La Tempête (1835), engraved by Maleuvre

Joseph Mazilier (1 March 1801, Marseilles – 19 May 1868, Paris) was a 19th-century French dancer, balletmaster and choreographer. He was born as Giulio Mazarini. He was most noted for his ballets Paquita (1844) and Le Corsaire (1856). He created the role of James in La Sylphide with Marie Taglioni.[1]



Other ballet posts


Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Saint-Léon
Director of the Paris Opera Ballet
Succeeded by
Lucien Petipa
Preceded by
Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
Succeeded by
Alfred Lamy
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