Former Houston Ballet Principal and Broadway Dancer Mark Arvin Dies

Classic Arts News   Former Houston Ballet Principal and Broadway Dancer Mark Arvin Dies
 
Mark Arvin, a former principal dancer with Houston Ballet, died Sunday, December 5, the Houston Chronicle reports. He was 40.

Arvin had been in a coma for exactly two years, following complications from heart surgery.

A dancer with the Houston Ballet for 10 years, Arvin made his debut as a principal in 1990 when he and Martha Butler stepped into the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet at the last minute.

His signature roles included the Bugle Boy in Paul Taylor's Company B and the bull in Christopher Bruce's Cruel Garden.

In 1995, Arvin made the transition to Broadway, performing in Fosse, Chicago, Swing, The Sweet Smell of Success, and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out.


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