The video caught the eye of the elite American Ballet Theatre, which gave him a scholarship and arranged internet access for virtual training this summer.
Wilhelm Burmann died five days before his 81st birthday, in Mount Sinai West hospital in New York City, where he tested positive for the virus.
Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades died at age 98, state-run media said.
Russia's famous Bolshoi Theatre premiered the disputed Nureyev ballet after the director was placed under house arrest on fraud charges.
The 16-year-old son of an Indian metal welder has received an invitation from the American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City for a four-year course.
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