Christensen, Lew

Christensen, Lew

(1909–84) ballet dancer, choreographer; born in Brigham City, Utah. The first of George Balanchine's leading American male dancers in the 1930s, he became chief choreographer and, in 1952, director of the San Francisco Ballet.
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12-24: Performed by America's oldest professional ballet company, this ``Nutcracker'' bears the choreographic imprint of the esteemed William Christensen, Lew Christensen and Helgi Tomasson and promises to be one of the most visually resplendent ever to visit our area.