Nilas Martins

Born: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nilas Martins, born in Copenhagen, received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet School starting at age seven. As a student he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in such works as John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet; August Bournonville's Konservatoriet, A Folk Tale, and Napoli; and Glen Tetley's Firebird. In 1984, he moved to New York and enrolled at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. At SAB's annual Spring Workshop performances he danced in George Balanchine's Cortège Hongrois and Who Cares?, Jerome Robbins' The Concert, and Bournonville's Konservatoriet. In June 1986 he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in September of the same year he was made a member of the Company's corps de ballet. During the 1991 spring season he was promoted to the rank of soloist, and in February of 1993, he was promoted to principal dancer.

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Nilas Martins, born in Copenhagen, received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet School starting at age seven. As a student he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in such works as John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet; August Bournonvil…

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