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date: 08 March 2021

Englund, Richardlocked

(09 April 1931–15 February 1991)
  • Sasha Anawalt


Englund, Richard (09 April 1931–15 February 1991), artistic director and ballet educator, was born Richard Bernard Englund in Seattle, Washington, the son of Gustav Bernard Englund, an employee of Continental Can Co., and Frances Rachel Williams. Englund’s first encounter with dance was at Seattle’s Ballet Academy, where he was taught by former Ballet Russe dancers Marian and Illaria Obidenna Ladré. Already a teenager, he was past the optimum age for becoming a professional ballet dancer, but he persisted, eventually studying at Ivan Novikoff’s studio and in 1948 with ...

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