Paul Taylor

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Birthday
29, 1930
Birthplace
Wilkinsburg, PA
Death Date
Aug 29, 2018 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1930
Birthplace
Wilkinsburg, PA
Death Date
Aug 29, 2018 (88)

About

Renowned twentieth-century American choreographer and founder of the acclaimed Paul Taylor Dance Company. His more than fifty-year career resulted in great innovation in modern dance; he was particularly known for his classical music settings of contemporary choreography.

Before Fame

After briefly studying visual art at Syracuse University, he transferred to the dance program at the famed Juilliard School.

Trivia

A groundbreaking choreographer, he was once dubbed the "Naughty Boy of Dance."

Family Life

He was raised in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Associated With

He set some of his choreography to music by classical composer Claude Debussy.