Episode 69: Jacques d’Amboise

Jacques d’Amboise discusses his career as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet working with George Balanchine, and his connections to San Francisco Ballet and former artistic directors Willam and Lew Christensen as well as current artistic director and principal choreographer Helgi Tomasson. He describes Balanchine’s Apollo, which he coached at San Francisco Ballet, and tells how he was scouted for the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers while performing at the War Memorial Opera House. He talks about why he founded the National Dance Institute and the importance of arts education.

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