JEROME ROBBINS Original Choreography & Direction

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Mr. Robbins is world renowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theater, movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the TownBillion Dollar BabyHigh Button ShoesWest Side StoryThe King and I, GypsyPeter PanMiss LibertyCall Me Madam, and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Director.  Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free; Afternoon of a Faun; TheConcertDances at a Gathering; In the Night; In G Major; Other Dances; Glass Pieces and Ives, Songs; which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. His last ballets include A Suite of Dances created for Mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite (1995) and Brandenburg (1996).  In addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Mr. Robbins has received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors’ Guild Award, and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award. Mr. Robbins was a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient and was awarded the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. Mr. Robbins died in 1998.