Grethe Barrett Holby

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Birthday
26, 1948
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
New York

About

This successful entrepreneur, opera director and choreographer, dancer, and producer founded and headed several arts organizations, including American Opera Projects, Family Opera Initiative, and Ardea Arts, Inc.

Before Fame

She earned degrees in art and architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequently performed with Laura Dean's dance company.

Trivia

In the early 1980s, she choreographed the first production of the Gian Carlo Menotti opera A Bride from Pluto.

Family Life

Her marriage to photographer Arthur Elgort resulted in an actor son named Ansel, a photographer daughter named Sophie, and a filmmaker son named Warren.

Associated With

Early in her career, she performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach.

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