Rex Harrington

(b. 1962)

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(b Peterborough, Ont., 30 Oct. 1962)

Canadian dancer. He trained at the National Ballet School, Toronto, and joined National Ballet of Canada in 1983, becoming principal in 1988. Possessed of a powerful technique and charismatic dramatic presence he performed in both the classical and modern repertories, and created many roles, for example in Tetley's Alice (1986), La Ronde (1987), and Tagore (1989), in Kudelka's The Actress (1994), Nutcracker (1995), The Four Seasons (1997), and Swan Lake (1999), and in Alleyne's Blue-Eyed Trek (1988). He partnered many celebrated ballerinas, including Maximova, Fracci, Kain, and Hart and guested with companies around the world, including La Scala (1993), Australian Ballet (1993), San Francisco Ballet (1994), CAPAB Ballet (1996), and Royal Winnipeg Ballet (many seasons from 1988). He retired from ballet in 2004 to pursue an acting career.

Subjects: Dance.

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