Robert (Wade) LaFosse Biography (1959-)

Final "e" of surname is silent; full name, Robert Wade LaFosse; born December9, 1959, in Beaumont, TX; son of Harold Wilford and Ida Pearl (Jessen) LaFosse. Career: Ballet dancer and choreographer. American Ballet Theatre,New York City, member of corps de ballet, 1977-81, soloist, 1981-83, principal dancer, 1983-85; New York City Ballet, New York City, principal dancer and choreographer, 1986-; Stars of American Ballet, artistic director, 1987-. Twyla Tharp and Dancers at City Center, guest artist, 1992; ExtraordinaryCompany, Joyce Theatre, guest artist, 1997. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actor, 1989, for Jerome Robbins Broadway; Mae L. Wien Award for young choreographers, School of American Ballet, 1991; received a grant from the New York State Councilof the Arts to choreograph Trumpet Concerto in E Flat. Addresses: Office: New York City Ballet, New York State Theatre, Lincoln Center, NewYork, NY 10023.

ballet dancer, choreographer
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December 9, 1959
Beaumont, Texas, United States

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