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Lawrence Gradus

Performer
( b. Oct 30, 1936 - d. Jan 07, 2014 ) Male
Also known as: Larry Gradus
Gradus was an Artistic Director
and Choreographer
Entre-Six, Montreal (1974-1979)
Theatre Ballet of Canada,
Ottawa (1980-1990)

Raised in the Bronx, New York,
Gradus received a scholarship to
study at the School of American
Ballet Theatre in Manhattan and
in 1958 was taken into the
Company. He later became a
soloist with Jerome Robbins'
Ballets U.S.A. performing around
the world. Gradus came to
Canada in 1967 to dance at Expo
and shortly after he joined Les
Grands Ballet Canadiens as a
soloist. Ludmilla Chiriaeff later
chose him to lead Les
Compagnons de la Danse and it
was during this period that he
really began to experiment with
choreography.

His career in
Canada continued with his
leadership of Entre-Six and
Theatre Ballet of Canada. In 1974
he was the recipient of the
Ontario Arts Council Jean A
Chalmer's Award for
choreography.

Based in Toronto
from 1991 to 2005, he was
involved in numerous projects
including teaching and
choreographing at Waterloo
University, Ryerson University,
the National Ballet of Canada's
outreach program, the Danny
Grossman Dance Company as
well as acting as a choreographic
consultant to many artists.


Globe Life obituary



Productions Date of Productions
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Larry Gradus
    • Eddie - Replacement
  • Understudy: Larry Gradus
    • Sheldon Bushkin - Replacement
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A.
The Concert
[Special, Ballet, Revival]
  • Starring: Lawrence Gradus [An Usher, The Company]
New York Export: Opus Jazz
[Special, Ballet, Revival]
  • Starring: Lawrence Gradus [The Company]
Moves
[Special, Ballet, Original]
  • Starring: Lawrence Gradus [Dancer]
Oct 08, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961
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