Eglevsky, André

Eglevsky, André

biographical name


André Eglevsky in Apollo, 1944.—Fred Fehl

(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.

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