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 David RichardsonDavid Richardson - Répétiteur

Born in New York, David Richardson received his first ballet training at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo School and as a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet. Prior to joining New York City Ballet, he danced for two years with American Ballet Theatre where he first worked with Mr. Tudor appearing in Jardin aux Lilacs.

As a member of New York City Ballet from 1963-1983 , Richardson appeared in over 70 ballets, including principal roles in such diverse ballets as Jerome Robbins' The Goldberg Variations, George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, Firebird, and Episodes, and Antony Tudor's Dim Lustre. In addition to dancing with the company, Richardson chose and trained the many children who appeared in numerous New York City Ballet productions.

Richardson was a Ballet Master with American Ballet Theatre from 1983-1996 and was appointed Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre from 1996-2001.

Richardson mounted and staged Robbins' Circus Polka for The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet and The San Francisco Ballet, Balanchine's Le Tombeau de Couperin for The Paris Opera Ballet, the Balanchine/Danilova Coppelia for the Asami Maid Ballet Company in Tokyo, : Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 for the Scottish Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, and Fundacion Angel Corella Spain, James Kudelka's Cruel World for the National Ballet of Canada and his Gazebo Dances for the National Ballet School in Toronto. He also staged performances of Balanchine's The Nutcracker for Stamford City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Miami City Ballet.

As a Ballet Master at American Ballet Theatre Richardson rehearsed with Mr. Tudor on both Leaves are Fading and Dim Lustre. Later he staged Leaves are Fading for American Ballet Theatre, Star Dances Ballet Tokyo, and The Lithuanian State Ballet, and Dim Lustre for American Ballet Theatre.


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