Martins, Peter

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Martins, Peter (1946– ) Danish dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. His partnership with Suzanne Farrell was one of the greatest in the history of ballet. Martins was principal dancer (1969–83) with the New York City Ballet, before becoming its joint ballet master (with Jerome Robbins), then director (1990– ). His choreographed works include Les Gentilhommes (1987) and A Musical Offering (1991).