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Eliot Feld was born in New York City and studied ballet at New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet. His career as a dancer included roles on Broadway and the film version of West Side Story, as well as performing with American Ballet Theatre, where he created his first ballets, Harbinger and At Midnight. In 1968, Feld left American Ballet Theatre to form his own group, the American Ballet Company, which lasted three years. It was re-formed as the Eliot Feld Ballet in 1973 and thereafter became a company of international repute.Since then, Feld has choreographed mainly for his own company, creating works that range from costume mini-dramas, to elegant piano ballets, to modern pieces that mix dancers with ramps and trampolines.