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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday and Patricia Neary

Throwback Thursday and Patricia Neary

Patricia Neary was born in Miami on October 27, 1942. Her early training was received from George Milenoff and Thomas Armour , and the School of American Ballet. She is best known as a Balanchine ballerina, but her career began when she joined the National Ballet of Canada at age fourteen.

She moved to New York three years later and joined The New York City Ballet. She danced virtually everything in the repertory, plus working with other choreographers (Jerome Robbins, Merce Cunningham, Anthony Tudor) in ballet and in more contemporary works.  

In 1970 she became Assistant Director of the Berlin Ballet, then over the years went on to assume the directorship of  several other companies including: Geneva Ballet, Zurich Ballet, La Scala Ballet, and Ballet British Columbia.

Since 1988 she has worked for the George Balanchine Trust, staging his works around the world.
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Dance History Factoid #119
“American ballerina Patricia Neary joined the National Ballet of Canada when she was fourteen."

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