John Cranko


Birthday August 15, 1927

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace South Africa

DEATH DATE Jun 26, 1973 (45)

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Famous choreographer most remembered for working with the Royal Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet, among others.

Before Fame

He received his training from the great Dulcie Howes.


A ballet, Voluntaries, was created to honor his memory.

Family Life

He was born-and-raised in South Africa.

Associated With

He and prolific Civil Rights Leader, Nelson Mandela, were both born in South Africa.