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Eglevsky Explained

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U.S. (Russian-born) ballet dancer and teacher, considered the outstanding male dancer of his time. He left Russia as a child and studied in Paris, becoming a lead dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at age 14. He moved to the U.S. in 1937. He danced with a number of companies before joining the New York City Ballet (1951-58), where he created leading roles in several of G. Balanchine's ballets, incl. Scotch Symphony and Caracole. He also taught at the School of Amer. Ballet. In 1958 he opened his own ballet school and in 1961 established the Eglevsky Ballet.