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Memorable Manitobans: Henny Jurriens (1949-1989)

Dancer.

Born at Arnheim, Netherlands, he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1986 as a principal dancer. He was noted for his artistry and the range of his repertoire. He retired from the stage in 1988 to succeed Arnold Spohr as RWB artistic director. A few months later he was killed in a car crash in rural Manitoba.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 13 April 2010

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