Former ballet professional, most remembered for creating the ballet, La Fille Mal Gardée. He went to the Paris Opéra, where he was educated with the prolific Jean-Georges Noverre. In 1763, he was appointed the top danseur title on the Académie Royale de Musique. He was created in Montpellier, France. He and soccer participant, Michel Platini, had been both blessed in France.