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Erik Bruhn
Birth: Oct. 3, 1928
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death: Apr. 1, 1986
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada

Ballte Dancer. Trained at the Royal Danish Ballet School from 1937 and joined their company in 1947, promoted to solist in 1949. He stayed closely assoicated with the company but his frequent guesting found him mainly in the USA working with many of the big companies. At the American Ballet Theatre he was a partner of Alicia Markova and Carla Fracci with whom he developed a legendary partnership. Undoubtedly one of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century, superb in his role of Albrecht in Giselle but also fine in La Sylphide. A premier danseur noble but also a great character artist in his later years and excelled in modern roles. He became a Knight of Danneborg in 1963 and won the Nijinsky prize the same year. (bio by: Medora) 
Mariebjerg Cemetery
Gentofte Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Plot: Communal Urn Grave, Section E-M
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Medora
Record added: Jun 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11160964
Erik Bruhn
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Erik Bruhn
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Erik Bruhn
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