Clark Tippet | Born to Dance

Clark Tippet was one of the most acclaimed dancers and most promising choreographers of ballet in modern American dance. As Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre (1976-1990), he danced in and with some of the greatest talents of his day including Baryshnikov, Nuryev, Nagy and Bujones as well as the principal female dancers Van Hamel, Kirkland, Gregory and Makarova. As a choreographer, Tippet created numerous works for ABT and other dance companies.

image Le Sacre du Printemps 1 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 2 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 3 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 4 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 5 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 6 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 7 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 8 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 9 1976
image Le Sacre du Printemps 10 1976
image Gemini 1 1976
image Gemini 2 1976
image Gemini 3 1976
image Gemini 4 1976
image Clark Tippet costumed for "Raymonda" 1983
image Clark Tippet costumed for "Push Comes to Shove" 1976
image Clark Tippet costumed for "Miss Julie" Year Unknown
image Clark Tippet in Swan Lake Year Unknown
image Clark Tippet in Etudes Year Unknown
image Clark Tippet in a duet 1986
image Clark Tippet rehearsing for "Gigue" 1990
image Clark Tippet in a costume fitting for the role of Carabosse in ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty 1988
image Clark Tippet dances with Susan B Jaffe in ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty 1988
image Clark Tippet as suitor to Martine van Hamel's Aurora in ABT's production of The Sleeping Beauty. 1988
image Clark Tippet rehearses under the direction of Baryshnikov at ABT Year Unknown
image Scene from Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 1987
image (l to r:) Leslie Browne, Ricardo Bustamante, Wes Chapman, Cheryl Yeager, Clark Tippet (seated) 1987
image Clark Tippet and Susan Jaffe in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 1987