Жан-Пьер Фролих


Born in New York, Mr. Frohlich trained at the School of American Ballet. As a child he danced the role of the Prince in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker for three successive seasons and in 1965 Balanchine created a role for him in Don Quixote. In 1972, while a student, he appeared in the premiere of Jerome Robbins’s Watermill, later that same year he joined the New York City Ballet and in 1979 was promoted to the rank of Soloist. His repertory included A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Symphony in Three Movement, Mozartiana, Western Symphony, Union Jack, Danses Concertantes, Don Quixote, La Somnambula, Chaconne, Stars and Stripes, Valse Fantaisie, Apollo, Symphony in C and La Valse. He danced leading roles in Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, The Goldberg Variations, Interplay, The Four Seasons, Fancy Free, Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert and Piano Pieces.

Mr. Frohlich has been seen nationally on such television program as the “Live From Lincoln Center” broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the “Great Performances: Dance in America” broadcast of Choreography By Jerome Robbins With The New York City Ballet and the 1987 ASCAP Celebration telecast, Live from Wolftrap.

Mr. Frohlich became a Ballet Master in 1990 and one of his primary responsibilities in this capacity was to assist Mr. Robbins in staging many of his ballets and is now over seeing his repertoire at the New York City Ballet. Also upon Mr. Robbins death he appointed Mr. Frohlich to be a committee member for the Robbins Rights Trust in which he is serving. He has stage works for Australian Ballet, Ballet Frankfurt, National Ballet of Canada, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet Geneva, Vienna Opera, Chicago Joffrey Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Boston Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. In 1998 and in 2006 Mr. Frohlich received The Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzies) for the best stage ballets in the San Francisco bay area.

In 2011 Mr. Frohlich was appointed Artistic Administrator/Director of the newly formed New City Ballet’s “MOVES” touring company and has choreographed several works for the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet workshops. Recently his dance for two, Varied Trio (in four), had its New York premier at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet in 2014 and is currently in the NYCB repertory. Mr Frohlich choreographed and directed HOME (revisited) a short dance narrative film.

In 2015 Mr. Frohlich was awarded Officier des Arts et Lettres from the French Government’s Ministry of Culture.