“One of the most outstanding male dancers of the moment, anywhere in the world,” is how he was described by British critic John Percival.
Last Friday, March 18, 2022, dancer and choreographer Jaap Flier (1934-2022) passed away in Bloemendaal at the age of 88. He was acclaimed by many as the very best ballet dancer in the Netherlands and was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Photo: Jaap Flier together with Anne Hyde and Willy de la Bije in 1960. Photographer unknown.