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Richard Cragun Edit Profile

director , ballet dancer

Richard Cragun, American artistic director, ballet dancer. Named Kammertanzer, Germany, 1983; recipient Dance Magazine award, 1985.

Background

Cragun, Richard was born on October 5, 1944 in Sacramento.

Education

Student, Banff School Fine Arts, Canada. Student, School Royal Ballet, London. Studied with Vera Volkova, Royal Danish Ballet, Mistress Briggs, Sacramento.

Career

With Stuttgart Ballet, since 1962, principal.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.