Albert Evans (dancer)

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Albert Pierce Evans (December 29, 1968 – June 22, 2015) was an American ballet dancer.[1] He began his ballet training at Terpsichore Expressions in his native Atlanta and was awarded a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet in 1986.

He joined New York City Ballet's corps de ballet in 1988 and was immediately given leading roles in William Forsythe's Behind The China Dogs, and Eliot Feld's The Unanswered Question at City Ballet's American Music Festival. Evans was promoted to soloist in 1991 and to principal in 1995.


Evans died following a short illness on June 22, 2015 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.[2]

Farewell performance[edit]

Evans' farewell performance took place Sunday, June 20, 2010,[3] and consisted of ballets by Balanchine, Forsythe and Miroshnichenko:


Evans originated or danced featured roles in:

George Balanchine[edit]

Jerome Robbins[edit]

Peter Martins[edit]

Christopher Wheeldon[edit]

Kevin O'Day[edit]

Ulysses Dove[edit]

Miriam Mahdaviani[edit]


  1. ^ Obituary,, June 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Albert Evans, former New York City Ballet star, dead at 46 after short illness". Alberni Valley Times. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ Profile,, June 22, 2010.


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