Jorge Donn was born on 25th February 1947 in Buenos Aires. He began to dance when he was 4 or 5 years old, then studied at the Colon Theatre school. His teacher was María Fux.
In 1963, he arrived to Brussels to work in the Maurice Béjart company and soon became its principal dancer. In 1979, he performed for the first time Boléro, ballet that was created for a woman. His interpretation of Boléro in Claude Lelouch’s film Les uns et les autres (aka Boléro) is unforgettable.
Jorge Donn died of AIDS on 30th November 1992 in Lausanne. Many choreographers created their ballets as tribute for him.
See also: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Lnut9tB78BE