Jacques d'Amboise

You might want to go hear Jacques d'Amboise discuss his new memoir, I Was a Dancer (Knopf, $35), because he was a protégé of George Balanchine and a star at New York City Ballet for close to 35 years. Or you might want to hear about his founding the National Dance Institute, where he's taught thousands of inner-city kids since 1976. Or his prior adventures in Hollywood musicals like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Or his trek on the Appalachian Trail, and the dance he taught to the people he met during his hike. But alongside these dancey stories, you’ll learn about his growing up in New York City, alongside people like Tiny Tim (yes, Tiny Tim) and Quentin Keynes. He’s led a big, boisterous life, written an equally ebullient book, and tonight will be talking with Pacific Northwest Ballet director Peter Boal about it all. SANDRA KURTZ

Tue., April 12, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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