First Professional Female Ballerina

Mlle. Lafontaine was the first professional ballerina to appear in Jean-Baptiste Lully's Le Triomphe de l'amour (The Triumph of Love) at the Paris Opera in 1681. Continue reading

Lully Composed the Minuet

Jean Baptiste Lully, Italian-born composer composed the Minuet in 1653 while in the service of King Louis XIV. Continue reading