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Bruhn, Erik Belton Evers

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 57 years of age.

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.


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