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Erik Belton Evers Bruhn

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Birthplace: Copenhagen, København, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Death: April 01, 1986 (57)
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada (AIDS-related lung cancer)
Place of Burial: Gentofte, Gentofte Municipality, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernst Bruhn and Ellen Evers
Partner of Rudolf Nureyev

Occupation: Danseur, choreographer, artistic director, actor, and author
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About Erik Bruhn

Erik Bruhn was a Danish danseur, choreographer, artistic director, actor, and author.

During his career, he was an international phenomenon and regarded by many as the finest dancer in the world. He danced with the Royal Danish Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Paris Opera Ballet, and London's Royal Ballet. He served as director of the Swedish Opera Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.

Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Russian dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. They became the love of each other's life and remained together until Bruhn's death.

Read much more about his remarkable career and life at Wikipedia.

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Erik Bruhn's Timeline

1928
October 3, 1928
Copenhagen, København, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
1986
April 1, 1986
Age 57
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
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Gentofte, Gentofte Municipality, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark