Jerry Philip


Classical Ballet / Choreographer

was born in Elmira, NY and raised in Delmar, NY. He was Assistant to the Director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a faculty member of the Princeton Ballet School. He started dancing with Gertrude Hallenbeck and later trained with other New York Capital Region teachers including Phyllis Marmein and Bagha Follet, and Jacques d\'Amboise at SAB. In 1972 he joined the Joffrey II Company and 3 years later joined the Joffrey Ballet where he remained for 13 years. He danced the roles of Romeo and Petruccio in John Cranko\'s Romeo & Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. He was the Chinese Conjuror in Parade. He has appeared 5 times on Dance in America, part of PBS\' Great Performances, and twice on Broadway - the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella, and Dangerous Games in 1989. He has created ballets for the Joffrey, the Washington Ballet, Pacific Ballet Theatre, the Fort Wayne and the Grand Rapids ballet companies. Mr. Jerry staged \"Our Town\" for the ABB several times, most recently in 1993 and 1995. Mr. Jerry passed away in August of 1996 at the age of 41.

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