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Lise Lander



Born Elisabeth Gateau, Lise Lander was Harald Lander’s assistant and, from 1965 until his death in 1971, also his wife. Together with Toni Lander (Harald Lander’s previous wife), she has taught the choreographer’s production Études to the Hungarian National Ballet, the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, the Tokyo Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, the Houston Ballet, Salt Lake City’s Ballet West, and the Royal Danish Ballet.

Since Toni Lander’s death in 1985, Lise Lander has carried on this work alone, leading the teaching sections and serving as an artistic consultant, bringing the work to more and more cities, including Boston, Shanghai, London, and Vienna.

She is the current heir to the rights to Harald Lander’s works.