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I Was A Dancer

Monday, March 07, 2011

Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated dancers, discusses his decades-long career with the New York City Ballet. In his memoir, I Was A Dancer, he recounts his early years as a student at The School of American Ballet and his years as George Balanchine's protege, during which time Balanchine choreographed more works for him than any other dancer.

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Jacques D'Amboise
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Comments [3]

LL from UWS

Please tell Mr. D'Amboise how happy we are for his long career and life and how happy his dancing made us.

Mar. 07 2011 01:56 PM
Sheree from Manhattan

In the 1980s my husband and I were moved to tears while watching "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing" on KQED in San Francisco. Years later our daughter was dancing in the NDI classes at PS 183 here in Manhattan when it suddenly dawned on us "This is the guy from that great PBS documentary!" We're really grateful that NDI was part of our lives.

Mar. 07 2011 01:46 PM
Ro from Manhattan

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Mar. 07 2011 01:38 PM

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