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Deshayes [Des Hayes, des Hayes, Deshays], Prosper-Didierlocked

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(b mid-18th century; d Paris, 1815). French composer, dancer and teacher. He first acquired fame as a dancer. He danced at least once at the Comédie-Française in 1762 and was ballet-master there by 1764; he was an adjoint at the Opéra in 1774...

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