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Robert Joffrey
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Joffrey in 1981
Born
Anver Bey Abdullah Jaffa Khan

December 24, 1930 or 1928
Died March 25, 1988(1988-03-25) (aged 57)
Occupation Choreographer, dancer, director
Years active 1950–1988
Partner(s) Gerald Arpino
Current group Joffrey Ballet

Robert Joffrey (December 24, 1930 – March 25, 1988) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets. He was born Anver Bey Abdullah Jaffa Khan in Seattle, Washington to a Pashtun father from Afghanistan and a mother from Italy.

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