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Former New York City Ballet principal Jacques d'Amboise shares his tale in 'I Was a Dancer'

Ballet legend Jacques d’Amboise, former New York City Ballet principal dancer, visited campus recently to work with dance students, have afternoon tea at the President’s House and sign copies of his new book.

“I Was a Dancer: A Memoir” (Knopf) recounts his 35 years with the company as a protégé of founder and choreographer George Balanchine, one the 20th century’s iconic artists.

D’Amboise, 76, led students in their warm-up on stage at the Yulman Theatre Thursday before the evening’s performance of the Winter Dance Concert.

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