Erik Bruhn

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Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Copenhagen, Denmark
Death Date
Apr 1, 1986 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1928
Birthplace
Copenhagen, Denmark
Death Date
Apr 1, 1986 (57)

About

Danish ballet dancer, choreographer, and actor. Over the course of his career, he performed with the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Royal Ballet (London), and the National Ballet of Canada.

Before Fame

At the age of nine, he began studying dance at the Royal Danish Ballet. He officially joined the company at the age of eighteen.

Trivia

In 1968, he published a nonfiction, dance-themed work entitled Beyond Technique.

Family Life

He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Ellen and Ernst Bruhn. He was the longtime love of dance legend Rudolf Nureyev.

Associated With

He was well-known for his role in Frederick Ashton's Romeo & Juliet ballet.