Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

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Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux
Born (1943-04-09) 9 April 1943 (age 79)
Occupationdancer, choreographer, teacher
Years active1954–present
Spouse Patricia McBride
ChildrenMelanie Bonnefoux-DeCoudres, Christopher Bonnefoux

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (born 9 April 1943, in Bourg en Bresse, France) is a French ballet dancer and instructor. He is the former artistic director of 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 has served twice as the President of the Jury at the Prix de Lausanne (2005 and 2007).

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


1954 Wild Fruit José Manzana
1955 Les Diaboliques Le jeune De GascuelUncredited
1956Les carottes sont cuitesDed Boyer / Boyeski
2001Violette et Mister B.Himself

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