Jacquesdamboise

Jacques d'Amboise (b. 1934) is a dancer and choreographer who performed with George Balanchine. He was interviewed in the special Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music and choreographed the Joe Raposo song "Peanut Butter" for a group of child dancers from the National Dance Institute. He received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Choreography and the segment later appeared on Sesame Street (First: Episode 2761).

d'Amboise joined the New York City Ballet in 1950 and became a principal dancer at age 17. With Balanchine, he played the title role in Apollo and their many collaborations included Stars and Stripes, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a 1962 TV staging of Stravinsky's The Flood. He later choreographed for the NYC ballet and went on to found the National Dance Institute, teaching dance to children.

d'Amboise demonstrated his dance skills in a handful of fifties Hollywood musicals, featured in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Ephraim Pontibee), Carousel, and The Best Things in Life Are Free. He choreographed (and appeared in) the 1986 film Off Beat, having previously choreographed the low-budget Troma sex comedy Stuck on You! (1984).

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