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Bruce KingBruce King (February 10, 1925 - January 1, 1993) was a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

Bruce King was born in Oakland, California, the son of Emanual Anthony King and Viola Frances Danielson. He was Bachelor of Arts at the University of California at Berkeley in 1951, and Master of Arts at New York University in 1952. He also studied with Merce Cunningham, Hanya Holm, Martha Graham and Alwin Nikolais in New York.

Bruce King performed with several modern-dance companies, including Cunningham's from 1955 to 1959, and presented solo and group works with his own Bruce King Dance Company in the 1970's.

Over the years, he taught at Adelphi University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was artist in residence at Bennett College, Millbrook, New York, from 1965 to 1969. Guest artist at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, from 1966 to 1974.

In the mid 1970s he opened his own Pilates studio in NYC on W 73rd street, and traveled the country to share his Pilates wisdom. He was director of dance at the New York University, from 1970 to 1972.

Bruce King died on January 1, 1993, at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He was 67 years old and lived in Manhattan. He died of AIDS-related lymphoma.

Bruce King (second from left) with Viola Farber, Remy Charlip, Carolyn Brown, and Merce Cunningham in Cunningham's Nocturnes (1956). Photo: Louis A. Stevenson Jr., courtesy of Cunningham Dance Foundation.

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