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Kelvin Coe
Birth: Sep. 18, 1946
Death: Jul. 9, 1992

Ballet Dancer. The first male dancer to rise through the ranks of the Australian Ballet from a junior dancer to principal. He joined the Australian Ballet as an apprentice in 1962 and was promoted to soloist in 1965 and a principal in 1969. In the early stages of his career he was cast by Nureyev in Raymonda and by Robert Helpmann in Sun Music. He won a silver medal with Marilyn Rowe at the 1973 Moscow International Ballet Competition, which established the famous Rowe-Coe partnership. Coe also had noted stage partnerships with Kathleen Geldard and Lucette Aldous and worked with many other internationally famous ballerinas, including Carla Fracci, in guest appearances with the Australian Ballet. He spent 1974 dancing with London Festival Ballet and guesting with several companies in the USA. He returned to the Australian Ballet and continued to enjoy a strong career but he resigned from the company in 1981 as a result of the dancers' strike in which he was deeply involved. He worked the with Sydney Dance Company with particular success in works such as Homelands created for him by Graeme Murphy. From 1983 he returned to the Australian Ballet on a several occasions as a guest artist. His performances though were rare after 1988 when he had danced in the Australian Ballet's bicentennial gala. In 1985 Coe joined the staff of the Australian Ballet School and taught there until 1991. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992. (bio by: Medora) 
 
Burial:
Melbourne General Cemetery
Carlton
Victoria, Australia
 
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Record added: Dec 27, 2003
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