Marie-Claire D'Lyse (© Chris Hardy)
Joined the Company in 2012.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, Marie-Claire D’Lyse joined San Francisco Ballet in 2012 after performing with Vienna State Opera Ballet as a demi-soloist. She began her training in Australia and continued at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School.
D’Lyse joined Vienna State Opera Ballet in 2000 and was promoted to demi-soloist in 2009. There she performed principal roles such as Myrtha in Tschernischova’s Giselle, the Snow Queen in Zanella’s The Nutcracker, and Mitzi Casper in MacMillan’s Mayerling, plus roles in works by a wide range of choreographers including Maurice Bejart, Jiri Kylian, Serge Lifar, and Rudolf Nureyev.
At San Francisco Ballet D’Lyse has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Arabian and French) and Romeo & Juliet (Lady Capulet, on tour in Washington, D.C.); Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepmother Hortensia); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (Mrs. Alving); Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (Sieste); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (Countess Sybille and first solo); and Robbins’ In the Night (second pas de deux).
A semi-finalist at the 2000 Prix de Lausanne, D’Lyse performed in four New Year’s Concerts in Vienna (2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012) and at the Stars of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Gala in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 2011. In 2012 she appeared in John T. Williams’ short film American Overture.