"Jerome Robbins", was an American theater producer, director, and dance choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. His work ranged from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. Among the numerous stage productions he worked on were On the Town (musical)/On the Town, Peter Pan (1954 musical)/Peter Pan, High Button Shoes, The King And I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing (musical)/Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story (musical)/West Side Story, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof. Robbins was a five time Tony award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story (film)/West Side Story. A documentary about his life and work, Something to Dance About, featuring excerpts from his journals, archival performance and rehearsal footage, and interviews with Robbins and his colleagues, premiered on PBS in 2009 and won a Peabody Award the same year.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous dancers! More Jerome Robbins on Wikipedia.
He comes in with photos of ships and sailors, and for two hours we didn't do anything but look at pictures and talk about that time, who these men were and what the women were doing. As a 23-year-old, I sat there thinking, `Is he out of his mind?' I hadn't learned a step of the ballet yet.Jerome Robbins