Dancer, teacher and teacher of American ballet of German origin, born in Greiz on September 9, 1941.
He began his dance studies in 1951 in Berlin, under the tutelage ofTatiana Gsovsky and debuted in 1958 with the American Ballet Festival in Bremen, company in remained it six months before joining the Frankfurt Ballet, which occupied the category of soloist from 1959 until 1961. In 1962, he/she conducted a trial in Germany for George Balanchine, who accepted it for the Corps de ballet of New York City Ballet. In 1967 he/she was soloist and in 1972 prima ballerina. He/She premiered one of the main roles of the Jerome Robbins ballet Goldberg Variations (1971), although fundamentally was a dancer of Balanchine, who premiered: Who Cares? (1970), suite No. 3 (1970), PAMTGG (1971), Violin Concerto (1972), Scherzo à la Russe (1972), Choral Variations on Bach completo "Vom Himmel Hoch" (1972), Cortège Hongrois (1973), Variations pour une Porte et a Soupir (1974), Gaspard de la Nuit (1975), Rapsodie Espagnole (1975), Union Jack (1976), Vienna Waltzes (1977), Kammermusik No. 2 (1978), Davidsbundlertanze (1980), Hungarian Gypsy Airs (1981), Symphony No. 6 (1981) and Tango (1982).
He participated in the production of the Sylphs (1972) performed by Alexandra Danilova for the New York City Ballet. In 1979 he/she was appointed Professor at the school of American Ballet Theatre and the Balanchine Trust ballet teacher. He/She retired from the scenarios in 1984, although he/she has subsequently recorded videos of the ballets of Balanchine Davidsbündlertänze (1995) and the Prodigal Son (1995).