Cyril Pierre was born in Nancy, France, and trained at the Conservatoire of his native town, before joining Serge Golovine's class at the Ballet School of the Opéra National de Paris.
Having graduated, he was engaged at Roland Petit's Ballet National de Marseille, where he was promoted to first solist in 1990 and to étoile (Principal) in 1992. Four years later, Helgi Tomasson invited him to join the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer. His San Francisco repertoire included all major classical roles, as well as contemporary creations by Helgi Tomasson, James Kudelka and others.
Together with his former partner Lucia Lacarra he joined the Bavarian State Ballet as a Principal Dancer in autumn 2002, dancing such important roles as Onegin, Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake) and Abderakhman (Raymonda) in his very first Munich season.
During the season 2003/2004, he enlarged his repertoire with Günther in John Neumeier's The Nutcracker, Theseus/Oberon in Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška).
As a guest dancer, Cyril appeared on stages world wide, in full performances (Berlin, Prague, Naples, Milan) as well as in galas, mostly together with his former partner Lucia Lacarra.
With the end of the season 2015/2016, Cyril Pierre has left the Bayerisches Staatsballett.
Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Gaston in The Lady of the Camellias (J.Neumeier)
Black Cake (H. van Manen)
Bella Figura (J. Kylián)
Agon (G. Balanchine)
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Baron Ochs in The Silver Rose (G. Murphy), creation
Century Rolls (D. Bombana), creation
Hilarion in Giselle (P. Wright)
Prince Albrecht in Giselle (P. Wright)
Lankedem and Birbanto in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Prospero in The Tempest (J. Mannes), creation
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Adagio Hammerklavier (H. van Manen)
Father in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Shariar in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Athlet in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation
Abderakham in Raymonda (R. Barra)
The ballerina's boyfriend in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler), creation
Tsar in Série Noire - A choreographic murder mystery (T. Kohler), creation
Pas de deux in Artifact (W. Forsythe)
Man 1 in My Ravel: Whichever Way he Looks... (J. Mannes), creation
Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Prince Leopold in Illusions - Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Don Quijote in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
El Trianero, Matador in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Drosselmeier in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Man in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
The Fiancé in Las Hermanas (K. MacMillan)
Widow Simone in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
1st Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
The Moor in The Moor's Pavane (J. Limón)
The primaballerina's partner and pas de deux in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)
Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Zettel in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
The Wise One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)
Armand's father in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Inigo in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Gremin in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Soloist 2nd and 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)