Former Metropolitan Opera Ballet Master and Juilliard Teacher Alfredo Corvino Dies

Classic Arts News   Former Metropolitan Opera Ballet Master and Juilliard Teacher Alfredo Corvino Dies
 
Alfredo Corvino, a dancer and choreographer, died on August 2. He was 89 years old.

His death was announced by the Juilliard School, where he taught for 42 years.

Corvino was a dancer and ballet master for the Metropolitan Opera's ballet company and joined the nascent dance program at Juilliard as a faculty member at the invitation of Antony Tudor in 1952.

He also taught at the Met's ballet school for nearly 20 years.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Corvino studied at the National Academy of Ballet, and became the assistant ballet master, choreographer, and primeur danseur with the Municipal Theater there. After touring Latin America with the Kurt Jooss Ballet, he joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

During World War II, he was on active duty in the Army and then worked on the U.S.O.'s musicals.

He also appeared with the Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal, Radio City Music Hall Ballet, Dance Players, the Herbert Ross Company, the Gavrilov Company, the Clasic Ballet Company of New Jersey, and the Dance Circle Company.

The companies he choreographed for include the Amato Opera, Juilliard Opera Theater, Philadelphia Opera Theater, and the Maryland Ballet.


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