Today’s look at spectacular past performances in the dance world brings us a superhuman, flying, floating Jacques d’Amboise.
You’re now familiar with Mr. d’Amboise as the founding director of the National Dance Institute, which he established in 1976. He was a rough and tumble street kid from Washington Heights before he joined New York City Ballet, where he danced for nearly 35 years. Just one year after beginning ballet classes, he continued his studies at the School of American Ballet with George Balanchine. Three years later, at the age of 15, he joined NYCB.