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Robert Joffrey was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets.
Born: December 24, 1930, Seattle, WA
Died: March 25, 1988, Manhattan, New York City, NY
Buried: Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 6274808
Current group: Joffrey Ballet
Organizations founded: Joffrey Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School

Robert Joffrey (born Abdullah Jaffa Bey Khan) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet with Gerald Arpino in 1956. He is known for his highly imaginative modern ballets. The company grew from a small touring group to become one of the most prominent dance troupes in US. Gerald Arpino studied ballet with Mary Ann Wells, while stationed with the Coast Guard in Seattle, Washington. Arpino first met Robert Joffrey at Wells' school. After the death of Robert Joffrey in 1988, Arpino became the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet. Joffrey was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2000. Malcolm McDowell plays a character loosely based on Arpino in the Robert Altman film The Company.

Together from (before) 1956 to 1988: 32 years.
Gerald Arpino (January 14, 1923 - October 29, 2008)
Robert Joffrey (December 24, 1930 – March 25, 1988)

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School: The School of American Ballet (SAB, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023) is an American classical ballet school and is the associate school of the New York City Ballet, a ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11–18. The school was founded by the renowned Russo-Georgian-born choreographer George Balanchine, and philanthropists Lincoln Kirstein and Edward Warburg in 1934. Gerald Arpino (1923-2008) studied ballet with Mary Ann Wells, while stationed with the Coast Guard in Seattle, Washington. Arpino first met Robert Joffrey at Wells's school. He studied modern dance with May O'Donnell in whose company he appeared in the 1950s. In 1956, Arpino was a founding member of the Robert Joffrey Theatre Ballet with Robert Joffrey.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Church: At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave, 10025) is buried Robert Joffrey (1930-1988), American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets. The Cathedral is a design of Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942). “Reigning Christ, Triumphant,” the Great Cross above the High Alter, is by Cornelia Van Auken Chapin. Marion Sanford (February 9, 1904 - 1987) and Cornelia Chapin (August 7, 1893 - 1972) were sculptors from Lakeville, Connecticut and New York, New York. Sanford was known for bronze portraits, bas-reliefs, and figures of women doing farm work or household chores. She was an active exhibitor at the National Academy of Design. Chapin was a direct carver specializing in animals. She worked in Paris during the 1930s. In the late 1930s, Chapin and Sanford became companions, and shared the former studio of Gutzon Borglum on 32nd street.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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