orig. Belton Evers
Bruhn as Romeo, 1967
(born Oct. 3, 1928, Copenhagen, Den.—died April 1, 1986, Toronto, Ont., Can.) Danish ballet dancer. From 1937 he studied at the Royal Danish Ballet training school, and in 1947 he joined the company. He performed as guest soloist with many other companies, including American Ballet Theatre in the 1950s and '60s, dancing leading roles in such ballets as La Sylphide
, Swan Lake
, and Carmen
. He was admired for his classical technique. He later served as director of the Royal Swedish Opera House (1967–72) and assistant director (1973–81) and director (1983–86) of Canada's National Ballet.
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