Eagling Wayne

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Classical Ballet / Choreographer

Wayne Eagling was born in Montreal, Canada. He spent much of his childhood in California and was there in 1966 during an American tour of the Royal Ballet Company discovered by Michael Somes and Gerd Larsen.Hij was invited to his ballet training to make the Royal Ballet School in London and acquired in 1969 a place in the company. With its long, clean lines and great body control, he formed a class by itself. In 1972 he danced his first major role, as the brother of Kenneth MacMillan in the Triad. In September of the same year he became a soloist and in 1975 he was promoted to first soloist.

He has all the major classic roles from the repertoire of the Royal Ballet danced. Choreographers as Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Hans van Manen, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, David Bintley and Glen Tetley created roles for him. In 1991 he ended his career as a dancer and took Rudi van Dantzig as artistic director of the National Ballet.

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