Andre Van Damme

December 16, 1919: Dancer Andre Van Damme Born in Belgium

Dancer Andre Van Damme was born in Belgium on December 16, 1919. He moved to Charleston, W.Va. in 1948 and opened the American Academy of Ballet. In 1956, he founded the Charleston Ballet, which, in 1972, was designated the official West Virginia State Ballet.

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A Conversation About W.Va.'s Dance Company; One of the Oldest in America

The Charleston Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in America.In a new documentary directed by company member and three time Emmy Award winner,…

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