Meaning of EGLEVSKY, ANDRÉ in English


born Dec. 21, 1917, Moscow, Russia

died Dec. 4, 1977, Elmira, N.Y., U.S.

Russian-born U.S. ballet dancer and teacher.

He left Russia as a child and studied in Paris, becoming a lead dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at age 14. He moved to the U.S. in 1937 and danced with a number of companies before joining the New York City Ballet (1951–58). There he created leading roles in several of George Balanchine 's ballets, including Scotch Symphony and Caracole . He also taught at the School of American Ballet. In 1958 he opened his own ballet school, and in 1961he established the Eglevsky Ballet.

André Eglevsky in Apollo , 1944.

Fred Fehl

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