How Much Is The Net Worth Of Dancer Sylvie Guillem?

French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem is best known as the youngest person in the history of the Paris Opera Ballet to hold the position of étoile (“star”) during her time.

Similarly, she also famous as the Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet, London since 1990. As per The Richest, Sylvie has an estimated net worth between $100,000 to $1 million.

Professional Journey Till Her Retirement

57 years old Guillen began her career as a gymnast. When she was 11 years old, she started appreciating ballet after being trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School with Claude Bessy.

From 1984 to 1989, Sylvie held the position of the top-ranking female dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet. Since 1990, she is the Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet, London.

Though the retired dancer is not a British citizen she received an honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her contributions to the ballet in the 2003 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. 

Ballet Dancer Sylvie Guillem is worth $1 million
Ballet Dancer Sylvie Guillem is worth $1 million

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Additionally, at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 5 feet 8 inches tall star performed a combo of ballet and kathak with Indian dancer Akram Khan in September 2006. French ballet dancer is known for her performances in Rudolf Nureyev‘s stagings of Swan Lake and Don Quixote.

Later, in 2015, Sylvie Guillem gave up her profession after she making an announcement of her retirement from the stage in November 2014.

Besides a dancer, Sylvie is a writer known for documentaries such as Une étoile pour l’exemple, Rudolf Nureyev, and The House.


Sylvie Guillem was born on February 23, 1965, in Paris, France to parents Joachim Guillem and Jeannine Guillem.

In her childhood days, Guillem took gymnastic training under the instruction of her gymnastic teacher mother. At the initial phase, she used to hate gymnastics but later, she loved it after participating in her show.

French dancer Sylvie Guillem
French dancer Sylvie Guillem

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As per the report, Sylvie has three brothers whose names are yet not revealed. Among them, it is said that two of her siblings are half-brothers from her father’s side.

Regarding her education, she started training at the Paris Opera Ballet School with Claude Bessy in 1997.

Is She Married?

Sources claim that, Guillem was as in a relationship with the photographer Gilles Tapie in 2006.

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On the other hand, IMDb says Sylvie is married to Gilles. The exact details about their wedding is yet not available.

Charity Work

Gold medalist Sylvie is a complete vegan. She once said:

“I do not want any animal to die for me”.

Guillem supports a non-profit and marine conservation organization called The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS).