Biography of Salvatore Aiello (1944-1995)

Dancer, choreographer, teacher of ballet, and American director, born in Herkimer, New York (New York) on February 26, 1944 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on October 14, 1995.

She studied dance with teachers Léon Danielian, Stanley Williams and Rosella Hightower. He/She made his debut as a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in 1963, and the following year collaborated in the Foundation of the Harkness Ballet. He/She danced with the companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang and Alvin Ailey. Between 1971 and 1979 was main, master ballet dancer and associate director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He/She interrupted his contract with this company to join the Hamburg Ballet as principal dancer; in this group he/she remained between 1973 and 1975 and participated in the premiere of the ballets Kinderszenen (1974) and Third Symphony (1975) by John Neumeier. In 1979 he/she was appointed Assistant director and master of ballet of North Carolina Dance Theatre, was appointed artistic director in 1985, replacing its founder Robert Lindgren. Satto duo he/she created for this company. He/She was married to the Ballerina Marina Eglevsky, whom he/she had met during a short stay in the Eglevsky Ballet.