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Glen Tetley (1926–2007)

Glen Tetley was born on February 3, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Lamp Unto My Feet (1948), L'enfance du Christ (1964) and Omnibus (1952). He died on January 26, 2007 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Lamp Unto My Feet Dancer / Saul / The King
L'enfance du Christ Herod - dancer
Omnibus (segment "The Story of Playing Cards")
The Alcoa Hour Dancing Shepherd


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 1964 L'enfance du Christ (TV Movie)
Herod - dancer
 1960-1962 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
Dancer / The King / Saul
- Episode dated 18 November 1962 (1962) ... Dancer
- Esther (1961) ... The King
- Saul and the Witch of Endor (1960) ... Saul
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Dancing Shepherd
- Amahl and the Night Visitors (1955) ... Dancing Shepherd
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Story of Playing Cards")
- The Turn of the Screw (1955) ... (segment "The Story of Playing Cards")
 1954 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
 1953 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
 1951 Amahl and the Night Visitors (TV Movie)
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 1972 I Am a Dancer (Documentary) (choreographer: "Field Figures")
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 1995 Glen Tetley: Pierrot's Tower (Documentary)
 1994 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former Dancer
- Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed (1994) ... Himself - Former Dancer
 1972 I Am a Dancer (Documentary)
Choreographer (segment "Field Figures")
 1967 Release (TV Series documentary)
- Ziggurat/Foot on Swift (1967) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Among his many works: "La Ronde", "Oracle", "Alice" (about Lewis Carroll), "Lux in Tenebris" (1999), and his signature work "Voluntaries" (1973). See more »

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Before taking up his career in dance, he studied medicine. Later, he attended George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. He was one of the original members of the Joffrey Ballet, and led his own dance company from 1962 to 1969. After his company closed due to financial problems, he became a freelance choreographer. His works have been performed by the English National Ballet, the Paris Opera ... See more »

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