Robert Desrosiers

Biography: Robert Desrosiers was born on October 10, 1953, in Montreal, Canada, and is known as being one of Canada's most innovative choreographers. When he was 12 years old, he was accepted into the National Ballet School, and he briefly became a member of the National Ballet of Canada in 1971-1972 before leaving to pursuing a career as an independent dance artist. In 1980, he formed his own dance theatre, the Desrosiers Dance Theatre in Toronto. In 1981, he won the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for choreography. In 1985, Desrosiers won the Jean A. Chalmers Award for Choreography for his work, Blue Snake, which was commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada, and has become one of his most famous works and was featured in the film The Company. In 1987, Desrosiers was commissioned to create a full length work for the Calgary Winter Olympics. The work, titled Incognito, went on to become a huge success. In 2000, Desrosiers decided to disband the Desrosiers Dance Robert Desrosiers was born on October 10, 1953, in Montreal, Canada, and is known as being one of Canada's most innovative choreographers. When he was 12 years old, he was accepted into the National Ballet School, and he briefly became a member of the National Ballet of Canada in 1971-1972 before leaving to pursuing a career as an independent dance artist. In 1980, he formed his own dance theatre, the Desrosiers Dance Theatre in Toronto. In 1981, he won the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize for choreography. In 1985, Desrosiers won the Jean A. Chalmers Award for Choreography for his work, Blue Snake, which was commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada, and has become one of his most famous works and was featured in the film The Company. In 1987, Desrosiers was commissioned to create a full length work for the Calgary Winter Olympics. The work, titled Incognito, went on to become a huge success. In 2000, Desrosiers decided to disband the Desrosiers Dance Theatre.

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