The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 January 2023

Prévost, Françoise (b Paris, c.1680 or 1681; d Paris, 13 Sept. 1741) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Debra Craine,

Judith Mackrell

French dancer. She made her official debut at the Paris Opera in 1699 in Lully's Atys. For three decades she was the reigning French prima ballerina and, indeed, was one of the first ballerinas in France given that women had only recently been admitted onto the stage (her predecessors were La Fontaine and Subligny). She also choreographed her own material including ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.