Edward Villella has enjoyed a long, illustrious career, beginning his dance education as a child, dancing for Balanchine at New York City Ballet in early adulthood, and finally becoming Artistic Director for Miami City Ballet. This exhibit explores his career and the artistic philosophies that led him to create the dance company in GREAT PERFORMANCES Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.
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Allegra Ken and Edward Villella in George Balanchine’s ‘Bugaku.’ Photo by Bert Stern.
Edward Villella ca. 1965. Shown from left: Edward Villella, Patricia McBride. NB: ‘Harlequinade.’ Credit: Photofest
Edward Villella, 1975. Shown from left: Susan Hendl, Edward Villella. NB: ‘Shenandoah.’ Credit: Photofest
Edward Villella, 1975. Shown from left: Edward Villella, Rebecca Wright. NB: ‘Harlequin.’ Credit: Photofest.
Edward Villella, ca 1958. Shown from left: Edward Villella, Violette Verdy. NB: ‘Con Amore.’ Credit: Photofest
Edward Villella, 1960. NB: ‘Prodigal Son.’ Credit: Photofest.
Midsummer Nights Dream with Edward Villella. Photo by Martha Swope.
Edward Villella in Prodigal Son. Photo by Martha Swope.
The Carol Burnett Show (CBS) TV Series Season 7. Episode 12: The Australia Show December 8, 1973. Shown from left: Edward Villella, Carol Burnett. NB: taped at the Sydney Opera House. Credit: Photofest
Playhouse 90 (CBS) TV Series Season 3. Episode 12: The Nutcracker December 25, 1958. Shown: Edward Villella. Credit: CBS/Photofest ©CBS.
Watch a slideshow of performance stills from Villella’s time dancing with Balanchine and the New York City Ballet.