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Dancer, teacher and American artistic director, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1939.
He studied dance with Maria Papporello in Boston and made his debut with the New England Civic Ballet. Between 1954 and 1960 was dancer of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where premiered Slavonic Dances (1959), Edmund Novak. He/She also worked with the Joffrey Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre, where it reached the category of first dancer in 1963 and premiered the ballets: Concerto (1967) by Kenneth MacMillan in his American presentation, Brahms Quintet (1969) and Momentum (1969) of Dennis Nahath, The River (1970) by Alvin Ailey, Schubertiade (1971) by Michael Smuin and The Flames of Paris (1973) version of Anna-Marie Holmes.
After leaving the stage, he/she continued linked to the world of dance as principal teacher of the Nutmeg Ballet of Connecticut. In 1996 he/she replaced Igor Youskevitch in the artistic direction of the competition of Ballet New York International. He/She has been a guest lecturer at the Joffrey Ballet School summer courses.