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Nilas Martins

Nilas Martins, born in Copenhagen, received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet School. As a student he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in such works as John Neumeiers Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonvilles Konservatoriet, A Folk Tale, Napoli and Glen Tetleyss Firebird. In 1984, he moved to New York and enrolled at the School of American Ballet. In September 1986 he became a member of New York City Ballet. In 1991, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and in 1993 to Principal dancer.

In New York City Ballet, Mr. Martins danced numerous featured roles and worked closely with choreographers: John Alleyne, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Boris Eifman, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Trey McIntyre, Kevin ODay, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Richard Tanner among others.

Mr. Martins film credits include: Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of Ray Charles in Concert, The Nutcracker released in 1993 by Warner Brothers, Dance in America telecast of Dinner with Balanchine where he danced the role of Apollo with Paris Opera Etoile Isabel Guerin. Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine 100 where he danced The Man I Love from Who Cares? featuring Wynton Marsalis.

Mr. Martins teaching resume include Armitage Gone Dance, BalletMet, Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Harvard University,Indiana University, Joffrey Ballet School, Miami City Ballet,National Ballet of China, NBA Ballet (Japan), New York CityBallet, Novosibirsk Ballet (Russia), NYSSA Summer Intensive, Princeton University, Royal Danish Ballet, School of American Ballet and Washington Ballet.