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Aleksandr Neal Wilansky Edit Profile

actor , choreographer , director

Aleksandr Neal Wilansky, director, actor, choreographer. Recipient Nijinsky medal Government Poland, Polish Arts Ministry, 1996. Member of Newfoundland Indiana Film-makers Cooperative (pioneer member), Committee International Nijinsky (officer 1988-1991), Association International des Amis de Vaslav Nijinsky (officer since 1991).

Background

Ethnicity: Russian Tatar with Czech heritage from mother's side

Wilansky, Aleksandr Neal was born September 5, 1960 in Ufa, Russia. Son of Samuel B. and Sylvia Rose (Shapiro) Wilansky.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Middlesex University, London.

Career

Founder of The Magic Light Company; artistic director Nova Ballet Theatre, Montreal, Can., 1984-1985, Theatre dela Diligence, Montreal, Can., 1985-1987; freelance director, actor, since 1990; Co-organizer Nijinsky Centenary Celebrations, 1989; co-organizer, curator Nijinsky Exposition, Paris, 1990; lecturer La Sorbonne, Paris, 1989. Co-author: Ecrits sur Nijinsky, 1994; choreographer (musical) Little Mary Sunshine, 1987; actor, choreographer (stage, television) The Pirates of Penzance, 1985 (Best Actor award, 1986, Best Musical award, 1986); director, actor: The Taming of the Shrew, 1985 (Drama Critic Circuit award for best actor, 1986), Cyrano de Bergerac, 1986 (Drama Critic's Circle award, 1987) director: Goethe's "Scherz, List und Rache", 2000.

Director of the Magic Light Company (since 1977)

Technical Director and Pedagogical Advisor of Ballettschule Oerlikon (since 2006).

Religion

Buddhist

Membership

  • Newfoundland Indiana Film-makers Cooperative (pioneer )

  • Committee International Nijinsky (officer 1988?Co91)

  • Association International des Amis de Vaslav Nijinsky (officer 1991?Co)

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, wood working, reading

Connections

Spouse Claudia Bisagno, September 5, 1994.

father:
Samuel

mother:
Sylvia