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University Heights, IA

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George de la Peña (he/him) is a performer-director-choreographer-researcher who seeks new knowledge through the arts and sciences. Beginning with American Ballet Theatre, he has worked with George Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martha Clarke, Kenneth MacMillan, Mark Morris, Rudolf Nureyev, Dwight Rhoden, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp, Doug Varone, and many others. George portrayed Vaslav Nijinsky in the Paramount Pictures/Herbert Ross film, Nijinsky, followed by film and television projects as an actor, working with distinguished artists such as Alan Bates, Blake Edwards, Stanley Donen, John Turturro, Kathy Bates, and Patrick Swayze. George is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Laboratory. He is currently performing God's Fool with Martha Clarke and La Mama experimental theater.

Creative Residency (2023)

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