Eliot Feld

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Birthday
5, 1942
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1942 (age 78)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

American dancer, choreographer, and Broadway performer who founded the American Ballet Company and the Joyce Theater.

Before Fame

He studied at New York's High School of Performing Arts and danced in George Balanchine's original Nutcracker when he was a child.

Trivia

He played the role of Baby John in the movie version of the Broadway musical, West Side Story. He filmed the Cool number, one of the musical's most difficult dance sequences, while suffering from pneumonia.

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn to travel agent Alice Posner Feld and attorney Benjamin Noah Feld.

Associated With

He studied with the renowned dancer/choreographer, Martha Graham. Graham's modern-dance-influenced-ballet aesthetic became the basis of Feld's own choreographic style.