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Bruhn, Erik Belton Evers

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: Danish
Categories: Dancers

1928 – Born on October 3rd at Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish ballet dancer noted for his outstanding classical technique, who appeared mainly as a guest artist with North American and European companies.

1937 – Bruhn entered the training school for the Royal Danish Ballet.

1947-1949 – He joined the company and was later promoted to soloist.

1963 – He won the Nijinsky Prize.

1964 – He staged La Sylphide for the National Ballet of Canada.

         – Bruhn forged a continuing association with the company (and the National Ballet School) as guest artist, choreographer, teacher, resident producer and artistic director.

1967 – He was the director of the Royal Swedish Ballet.

1974 – Recipient of the Diplôme d’honneur of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

1983 – He became the artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada.

1986 – Died on April 1st at Toronto, Ontario, Canada.