La Fosse Danced in Two Top Ballet Companies, Received Tony Nomination for Work on Broadway
September 4, 2012 - Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center is pleased to announce that Robert La Fosse has been appointed Director of Education. La Fosse will be responsible for the Center's training programs in dance, theater, music, and the visual arts, as well as school-based education and public programs.
La Fosse joined American Ballet Theatre in 1977, where he performed as a Principal Dancer for nine years. In 1986 Jerome Robbins invited him to join New York City Ballet as a Principal Dancer. He continues to perform as a Guest Artist in NYCB's annual production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. In addition to his work in classical ballet, La Fosse has starred in Broadway productions of Bob Fosse's Dancin' and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
At the Abrons, La Fosse will lead a program that offers more than 100 classes a year and has an annual enrollment of more than 500 students. He also is charged with the direction of the Abrons Dance Ensemble and Urban Youth Theater, as well as the Abrons' extensive programs in New York City public schools.
"With Robert joining our staff, the Abrons launches into the stratosphere of possibilities," said Jay Wegman, Director of the Abrons Arts Center. "We're thrilled to have him."
La Fosse will begin working at the Abrons full-time on December 1, 2012.