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Peter Martins


Peter Martins was born on October 27, 1946 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on The Turning Point (1977), Living a Ballet Dream: Six Dancers Tell Their Stories (2001) and Åbning af Operaen (2005). He has been married to Darci Kistler since 1981. They have one child. He was previously married to Lise La Cour. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

The Turning Point
The Turning Point Himself - Guest Artist
(1977)
Living a Ballet Dream: Six Dancers Tell Their Stories
Living a Ballet Dream: Six Dancers Tell Their Stories Himself (Ballet Master In Chief - New York City Ballet)
(2001)
Åbning af Operaen
Åbning af Operaen Miscellaneous Crew
(2005)
The 40th Annual Tony Awards
The 40th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Nominee: Best Choreography
(1986)

Filmography

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 2005 Åbning af Operaen (TV Special) (choreographer: opera segment "Jalousie")
 2003 Barbie of Swan Lake (Video) (choreographer)
 2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker (Video) (choreographer)
 1999 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Tchaikovsky, "SWAN LAKE" (1999) ... (choreographer)
 1993 The Nutcracker (ballet master: in chief) / (choreography adaptor)
 1991 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Ballerinas: Dances by Peter Martins (1991) ... (choreographer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(9/7-9/19/78) Stage: Performed in the ballet, "Gala Ballet Season," in a Victor Hochhauser Presentation Production at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, with Margot Fonteyn, Maina Gielgud, Natalia Makarova, Yoko Morshita, Galina Panov, Lynn Seymour, Fernando Bujones, Stephen Jefferies, Jonathan Kelly, Ivan Nagy, Valery... See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was the only male around who knew his Balanchine's 'Apollo.' I thought I was wonderful. Afterward this old man [Balanchine] showed me how it should have been danced. See more »

Trivia:

He invited Laine Habony to join New York City Ballet as an apprentice in November of 2013. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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