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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Throwback Thursday and David Peregrine

Throwback Thursday and David Peregrine

Born David Alan Evans on September 19, 1954 in Llay, Wales, David Peregrine grew up in Ottawa. He studied ballet with Nesta Toumine and went on to study at the Royal Winnipeg School. He adopted David Peregrine as his stage name.

He joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1975 and  became a soloist three years later. In 1980 he advanced to principal dancer and was often partnered with Evelyn Hart . He was known as a “noble, unmannered” dancer according to http://artsalive.ca/en/dan/meet/bios/artistDetail.asp?artistID=13.

He won a bronze medal in 1980 at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria performing the pas de deux Belong (see the Link of the Day below). His partner Evelyn Hart, won the gold.

David Peregrine also performed with the San Francisco Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Scottish Ballet.

He died on June 7, 1989 in a plane crash in Alaska. Due to bad weather rescue crews couldn’t reach the site until eight days later.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Secret #205:
“David Peregrine was a bronze medalist in international competition.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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