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.
After briefly studying visual art at Syracuse University, he transferred to the dance program at the famed Juilliard School.
A groundbreaking choreographer, he was once dubbed the "Naughty Boy of Dance."
He was raised in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
He set some of his choreography to music by classical composer Claude Debussy.