Marilyn Bridon

Marilyn Luzzio-Bridon has walked through life with artistic expression as her constant companion. Before the age of three, she began dance lessons in tap and ballet. The years of training culminated in a successful and passionate career as a classical ballet dancer. Over the course of twenty years, she performed throughout the US and Asia with San Francisco Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theater, Ballet Celeste International, Ballet Chicago, Ruth Page Dance Center, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Besides performing she taught all aspects of ballet to aspiring ballerinas and as a choreographer she created more than 30 original ballets, a full length Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf, and staged a many of the great classical ballets.

After retiring from the studio and the stage, Marilyn returned to academia and received her degree in History of Art from the University of California at Berkeley. She concentrated her studies on French art, developing a particular interest in medieval art, specifically illuminated manuscript and the architecture of the magnificent cathedrals of France.

Marilyn now devotes her time to painting, creating textile art and teaching ballet, French and art and,  most importantly, caring for her very supportive and charming husband Dominique and four lively children, Sophia, Nicolas, Chiara and Michael. Marilyn’s paintings are in private collections throughout Europe, Canada and the United States.