Bart Cook

(b. 1949)

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(b Ogden, Utah, 7 Jun. 1949)

US dancer. He studied with W. Christensen and at the School of American Ballet (from 1970) and joined New York City Ballet in 1971, becoming a principal in 1979. Dancing with the company until 1993 he created leading roles in Robbins's Scherzo fantastique (1972), An Evening's Waltzes (1973), Dybbuk Variations (1974), and The Four Seasons (1979), and in Balanchine's Vienna Waltzes (1977). In 1981 he became assistant ballet master and following his retirement from the stage he worked for the Balanchine Trust, staging Balanchine's ballets. Chairman of the dance faculty at the Richmond Ballet Center for Dance in Virginia (1997).

Subjects: Dance.

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