Jerome Robbins

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Birth Name: Jerome Robbins
Born: 10/11/1918
Birth Place: Weehawken, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 07/29/1998

The son of corset manufacturer, Robbins began college at NYU, but dropped out after a year to pursue dance. He studied ballet with Ella Daganova, Anthony Tudor and Eugene Loring, modern dance at the New Dance League and Spanish dancing with the famed Helen Veola. By 1939, he was dancing in the chorus of such Broadway shows as "Great Lady", "The Straw Hat Revue" and "Keep of the Grass". Robbins was also dancing and choreographing at Camp Tamiment in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. But in 1940, he turned his back (albeit temporarily) on the theater and joined the Ballet Theatre (later known as the American Ballet Theatre). From 1941-44, Robbins was a soloist with the company, gaining notice for h... Continue Bio >>

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