Richard Cragun, American artistic director, ballet dancer. Named Kammertanzer, Germany, 1983; recipient Dance Magazine award, 1985.
Cragun, Richard was born on October 5, 1944 in Sacramento.
Student, Banff School Fine Arts, Canada. Student, School Royal Ballet, London. Studied with Vera Volkova, Royal Danish Ballet, Mistress Briggs, Sacramento.
With Stuttgart Ballet, since 1962, principal.
Dancer (created over 60 roles) John Cranko's Opus 1, Pre sence, Brouillards, Poeme de l'Extase, Traces, The Taming of the Shrew, Carmen, Initials R.B.M.E. Kenneth Macmillan's Song of the Earth, Brother Sisters, Requiem, Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, Daphnis and Chloe, Maurice Beart's La Danse and Operatta.