LAWRENCE LERITZ

"Each one really had its own distinct stamp and they were really proud of being dancers and having a dance company."

Chicago dance's individuality

Born in Alton, IL, Lawrence Leritz debuted as a children’s chorus member in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair. He has worked with countless choreographers, including Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, and Ruth Page. He is an actor and choreographer based in New York City.

July 07, 2016: His apartment in New York City

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"Getting to dance Ruth's Nutcracker was like a breath of fresh air."

On Ruth Page's version of "The Nutcracker"

"Ruth Page always thought out of the box. It’s very scary for a young dancer to be different and she just encouraged it was like a breath of fresh air."

Ruth Page - A great inspiration