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September 22nd, 1944: Birth Birgit Keil
September 22nd, 2021

TODAY 77 YEARS AGO Birgit Keil was born in the former Sudetenland. After graduating from the ballet school of the Württemberg State Theatres, John Cranko engaged her at the Stuttgart Ballet ...
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April 18th, 2021: Birth Marcia Haydée
April 18th, 2021

TODAY 84 YEARS AGO, Marcia Haydée was born - a prima ballerina beyond compare, one of the main protagonists of the “Stuttgart Ballet Miracle” and an icon in the world of dance. Born in Rio de Janeiro, ...
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April 1st, 1949: Birth Reid Anderson
April 1st, 2021

TODAY 72 YEARS AGO, former Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet Reid Anderson was born in New Westminster, Canada. Happy birthday Reid! In January 1969, he joined the Stuttgart Ballet ...
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February 27th, 1928: Birth Georgette Tsinguirides
February 27th, 2021

TODAY 93 YEARS AGO, Georgette Tsinguirides was born in Stuttgart. The “Grande Dame of the Stuttgart Ballet” worked at the Württemberg State Theatres for over 70 years and notated John Cranko's choreographies for posterity.
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February 25th, 1960: Birth Mauro Bigonzetti
February 25th, 2021

TODAY 61 YEARS AGO Mauro Bigonzetti was born. The Italian choreographer received his ballet training in Rome. There, at the Opera di Roma, he danced for ten years before joining Aterballetto in 1982.
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February 3rd, 1926: Birth Glen Tetley
February 3rd, 2021

TODAY 95 YEARS AGO Glen Tetley was born in Cleveland, Ohio. By combining classical ballet and modern dance he created a new aesthetic, making him one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century.
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January 22nd, 1904: Birth George Balanchine
January 22nd, 2021

TODAY 117 YEARS AGO George Balanchine saw the light of day and was to become one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century. Born Giorgi Balanchivadze in St. Petersburg ...
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January 16th, 1961: John Cranko is appointed Ballet Director
January 16th, 2021

TODAY 60 YEARS AGO John Cranko was appointed Ballet Director of the Württemberg State Theatres. The then 33-year-old was considered a talented shooting star from the Royal Ballet in London.
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December 2nd, 1962: Premiere Romeo and Juliet
December 2nd, 2020

TODAY 58 YEARS AGO, the Stuttgart Ballet in its present incarnation was born with John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet. John Cranko had come to the Württemberg State Theatres two years earlier as Artistic Director ...
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