Peter Schaufuss

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Peter Schaufuss (born Copenhagen, Denmark, 1949)[1] is a Danish ballet dancer, director and choreographer.

He is the son of ballet dancers Frank Schaufuss (1921–1997) and Mona Vangsaae (1920–1983).[2]

Schaufuss trained at the Royal Danish Ballet School from age seven, and then joined the Royal Danish Ballet.[3] Gelsey Kirkland mentioned a tiff she had when he was her partner in her autobiography Dancing On My Grave. They reconciled and were on very good terms in her sequel The Shape of Love.

He was artistic director of the English National Ballet. From 1994 to 1995, he was artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet.[3]

In 1997, he founded the Peter Schaufuss Ballet, based in Holstebro, Denmark.[3][4]


  1. ^ "The Peter Schaufuss Ballet performs Hamlet at the Danish Church in London". UM. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  2. ^ Karpen, Annemette P. "Mona Vangsaae (1920-1983)" (in Danish). Kvinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Peter Schaufuss". Queensland Ballet. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  4. ^ Coyle, Jane (3 September 2013). "Meeting Ballet Legend Peter Schaufuss". Culture Northern Ireland. Retrieved 23 December 2019.