Sean Lavery

(b. 1956)

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(b Harrisburg, Pa., 16 Aug. 1956)

US dancer. He studied with R. Thomas and B. Fallis and in 1972 joined San Francisco Ballet. In 1974 he moved to Frankfurt Ballet, danced as guest artist with U.S. Terpsichore in 1976, and in 1977 joined New York City Ballet where he was promoted principal dancer in 1978. He danced both the classic and the Balanchine repertories and created roles in several ballets including Martins's Symphony No. 1. (1981). After retiring from the stage in 1986 he continued as ballet master with the company, also creating ballets, notably for Florida Ballet, such as Classical Symphony (mus. Prokofiev, 1998) and staging the Balanchine repertory for the Trust. In 2003 he joined the faculty of the School of American Ballet.

Subjects: Dance.

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