Peter Schaufuss

He was born inCopenhagen inthe family ofthe leading soloists ofthe Royal Danish Ballet Frank Schaufuss and Mona Vangso. In1970-1973they were atthe head ofthe company and the school.

While being atschool hedebuted inPas dedeux inDon Quixote and in1965joined the Royal Danish Ballet Company. Soon hewas invited asthe leading soloist tothe National Ballet ofCanada, then tothe London Festival ballet, and in1974toNew York City Ballet. Hedanced the leading roles inballets ofBalanchine, Petit, Ashton and MacMillan.

He choreographed authorized versions ofsuch ballets asNapoli, Sylphide, Giselle, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker.

He was atthe head ofsuch companies as: London Festival Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet.

He formed his own company: Peter Schaufuss Ballet inHolstebro.

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