Peter Martins (published 1982)

Biography

Martins discusses his enormous love for dance, and his motivations for becoming a dancer.

Biographical note:
Peter Martins was born in 1946. He first danced with the New York City Ballet in a production of George Balanchine's Apollo in 1967. He became a Principal Dancer with the company in 1970, then honored as Ballet Master in 1981. He retired from dancing in 1983. Subsequently, Martins held many leadership positions within NYCB: Co-Ballet Master in Chief with Jerome Robbins; Director; and currently Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty of the School of American Ballet. Martins has also written an autobiography (Far From Denmark, 1982) and was knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (1983).

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjWgab_PFBQ

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“Peter Martins (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed March 28, 2017, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/29.