Peter Anastos

(b. 1948)

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(b Schenectady, NY, 1948)

US dancer and choreographer. He studied in New York and Leningrad and began choreographing for various companies including Eglevsky's, and also Dallas and Pennsylvania Ballets. From 1974 he was director and star performer of the comic transvestite company Les Ballets Trockadero for which he choreographed many works. Between 1979 and 1981 he was resident choreographer of Garden State Ballet, in 1983 of Santa Fe Opera, then between 1994 and 1996 he was artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet. He continued to work extensively as a freelance choreographer, his works including Cinderella (with Baryshnikov for American Ballet Theatre, 1983), The Lost World (mus. Peter Golub, for Miami City Ballet, 1992), Peter Pan (for Ballet West and Cincinnati Ballet, 1994), and several works for the Santa Fe Festival Ballet, including By Gershwin (mus. Gershwin, 1999). He also choreographed for musicals and directed opera. In 2007 he was appointed director of Ballet Idaho.

http://www.balletidaho.org. Website for Idaho Ballet

Subjects: Dance.

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