Christiana Bennett, Christopher Ruud, Annie Breneman and Thomas Mattingly will perform on stage at the University of Utah tomorrow night in honor of Conrad Ludlow. Christiana and Christopher will perform Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Annie and Thomas will perform the pas de deux from Stars and Stripes.
Conrad Ludlow had an illustrious twenty-year career as a principal dancer with both San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, where he was especially known for his skill in partnering. He established exciting partnerships with such well-known ballerinas as Violette Verdy, Melissa Hayden, Maria Tallchief, Allegra Kent, Suzanne Farrell, and Patricia McBride. Mr. Ludlow joined the University of Utah Ballet Department (Salt Lake City) in 1985 as resident choreographer.