Robert La Fosse|
(1959 - living) U.S.A.
Ballet dancer and choreographer
La Fosse is a gay dancer and choregrapher, born in Beaumont, Texas. He received his ballet training at the Marsha Woody Academy of Dance.
He continued his studies in New York with David Howard at Harkness House, and joined American Ballet Theatre in 1977, where he danced as a Principal Dancer for nine years. In 1986 Mr. La Fosse joined New York City Ballet as a Principal Dancer.
Throughout his career, he has danced leading roles in many full-length ballets. His enormous repertory includes leading roles in works by world-renowned choreographers.
La Fosse has also performed on Broadway, including Bob Fosse's Dancin' and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
In 1987, La Fosse's autobiography, Nothing to Hide, was published.