Bernard Stanley

Dutch National Ballet (1966-1970)
Capitol Ballet: Guest Artist (1968)

Bernard Stanley during rehearsals of Romeo and Julia by Rudi van Dantzig c. 1967

It is not known where Bernard Stanley was born, raised, or trained. He danced with the Dutch National Ballet from 1966 to 1970 after Sylvester Campbell helped recruit him. Stanley most likely performed in the company’s production of Romeo and Julia, but there are no other records of his repertoire. It is thought that he left the company in 1970 to join Roland Petit’s company, where he would dance with Zizi Jeanmaire. 


A Conversation with Sylvester Campbell, Ballet Review, pg 24-34

Capitol Ballet and Bernard Stanley

On May 31, 1968, Bernard Stanley danced the role of the Medicine Man in Pocahontas. The production was choreographed by Doris Jones and Stanley’s co-stars included Sandra Fortune-Green, Llanchie Stevenson, and Virginia Johnson


The Washington Post, 15th May 1966, p. G8
The Washington Post, 30th May 1968, p. C6

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