Flemming Flindt

Flemming Flindt was a Danish dancer, choreographer, and company director who made his first American appearances at the Pillow as part of the landmark U.S. debut of Soloists from the Royal Danish Ballet in 1955.  Born in Copenhagen in 1936, he entered the Royal Danish Ballet School at 10 and joined the company the same year as the Pillow engagement.  He appeared here only one other time, in 1960, partnering Hanne-Marie Ravn in works by Roland Petit and August Bournonville.  Flindt was Director of the Royal Danish Ballet from 1966 to 1978, and later directed the Dallas Ballet and staged works throughout the world.  As a choreographer, he was best known for The Lesson and The Triumph of Death.  One of his last productions was Out of Africa for California's Ballet San Jose, an adaptation of Isak Dinesen's book.  He maintained homes in Denmark and in Florida, where he died in March 2009 at 72.
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