Sunday, July 10, 2016 / 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suzanne Farrell is one of George Balanchine's most celebrated muses and remains a legendary figure in the ballet world. In addition to serving as Artistic Director of her own company, she is also a repetiteur for The George Balanchine Trust, the independent organization founded after the choreographer's death by the heirs to his ballets to oversee their worldwide licensing and production. She was born in Cincinnati, and she received her early training at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
During her 28 years on the stage, she danced a repertory of more than one hundred ballets, nearly a third of which were composed expressly for her by Balanchine and other choreographers, including Jerome Robbins and Maurice Béjart. Her numerous performances with Balanchine's company (more than two thousand), her world tours, and her appearances in television and movies have made her one of the most recognizable and highly esteemed artists of her generation. She is also the recipient of numerous artistic and academic accolades.
Since the fall of 2000, Ms. Farrell has been a professor in the dance department at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Ms. Farrell will speak and her students will demonstrate "Exploring the life of a ballet dancer in the Adirondacks...".
Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik