(b Toronto, 17 Sept. 1939)
Canadian dancer, choreographer and director. He studied locally and at the National Ballet School of Canada, later with Graham, Limón, and others in New York. He danced with the Limón company (1965–6) then worked as dancer, choreographer, and assistant artistic director at London Contemporary Dance Theatre (1966–8) before returning to Canada where he co-founded Toronto Dance Theatre (Canada's first major modern dance company) and its school. He remained director until 1994, assuming the role of resident choreographer (1994–6), and created many works for the company, including El amor brujo (mus. de Falla), Dreamsend (mus. Webern), Sunrise (mus. Brahms), and Untitled Monument (mus. Takemitsu, 1992). In 1997 he founded the Dance Foundation David Earle and Dancetheatre David Earle in Ontario for which he has created works such as The Heart at Night (mus. Shostakovich, 2005). He continues to teach widely in Canada.
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