Person

Nom de la Personne Christensen, Willam
Sexe [mâle] Male
Identité Culturelle American
Pays de Résidence United States
Date de Naissance [1902] 1902
Date de Mort [2001] 2001
Dates Actif [Unknown] Unknown
Genre Spécialisations Ballet
Liens des Groupes des Arts du Spectacle Christensen Brothers, San Francisco Ballet
Liens Institutionnels San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Source(s) Encyclopedia Britannica
Notes From a family of dancers, the Christensen brothers (Lew, Harold, and Willam) began performing professionally in vaudeville in the late 1920s and early 30s, then moved quickly into ballet. They worked with a variety of dance greats, including Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, in a number of companies. They also worked as choreographers and teachers; Lew alone choreographed over 70 pieces. The brothers founded the San Francisco Ballet, and Willam directed it from 1938-1951, as did Lew from 1951-1984. Willam founded the Utah Ballet (later Ballet West) in 1952. SFPALM

Associated Items

Productions Associées 1944Dec24, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Ballet, Nutcracker, The
Representations of person in performance 1003948
Representations of person in components 1003955