Serge Lavoie, National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer, Dies

Classic Arts News   Serge Lavoie, National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer, Dies
 
Serge Lavoie, former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 4, the company announced. He was 41.

The cause of death was heart failure, according to the company.

Lavoie, a tall, strapping dancer, danced with the National Ballet from 1982 to 1997, and performed with some of the company's great ballerinas, such as Karen Kain and Martine Lamy.

In guest appearances with other companies, such as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, and the La Scala Ballet Company, he partnered with Cynthia Gregory, Martine Van Hamel, and Valentina Koslova.

For the last seven years, Lavoie was the ballet master at Columbia City Ballet in Columbia, South Carolina.

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