• 5 July 1942
  •  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Eliot Feld


Eliot Feld was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied dance at the School of American Ballet, New Dance Group, High School of Performing Arts, and with Richard Thomas. At age eleven he danced with the New York City Ballet as the "Child Prince" in Balanchine's original production of The Nutcracker as well as with the companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Sophie Maslow and Mary Anthony. At sixteen he joined the Broadway cast of West Side Story and appeared as Baby John in the movie version, and later danced on Broadway in I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Fiddler on the Roof. Mr. Feld danced with American Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Company and Feld Ballets/NY. Eliot Feld has choreographed 145 ballets since 1967, creating dances for American Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Company, Royal Danish Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, John Curry Skating Company, The Juilliard School, The National Ballet of Canada, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Richmond Ballet, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, and Ballet Tech, among others. Inspired by the notion that all children with talent and desire should have access to classical dance training, Mr. Feld, together with Cora Cahan, founded the tuition-free Ballet Tech School in 1978. Today Ballet Tech auditions 30,000 children in more than 200 elementary public schools throughout New York City and provides intensive dance training and rigorous academic education at Ballet Tech, a/k/a the NYC Public School for Dance, at its headquarters at 890 Broadway in Manhattan.


Movie Name Release Date
West Side Story (1961) March 3, 1962