Joseph Mazilier
Joseph Mazilier, Paris, c. 1860
Giulio Mazarini

(1801-03-01)1 March 1801
Died19 May 1868(1868-05-19) (aged 67)
Occupation(s)Dancer, balletmaster and choreographer
Mazilier in La Tempête (1835), engraved by Maleuvre

Joseph Mazilier (1 March 1801 in Marseilles – 19 May 1868 in 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] Marie Guy-Stéphan debuted in Aelia et Mysis at the Paris Opéra when she moved in 1853 to Paris.[2]



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  1. ^ Craine, Debra; Mackrell, Judith (2010). The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2nd ed.). Oxford Reference. doi:10.1093/acref/9780199563449.001.0001. ISBN 9780199563449.
  2. ^ Commire, Anne; Klezmer, Deborah (2007). Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Vol. 1. Thomson-Gale. p. 1176. ISBN 9780787675851 – via
Political offices Preceded byArthur Saint-Léon Director of the Paris Opera Ballet 1853-59 Succeeded byLucien Petipa Preceded byVincent Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie 1866-67 Succeeded byAlfred Lamy