Ronne Arnold

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Original short description: "Australian dancer"

Template:Infobox dancer Ronne Arnold (1938 – 13 February 2020)[1] was an Australian dancer, choreographer, tutor, singer and actor, born in the United States, he had a successful entertainment career in Australia spanning some seven decades after emigrating there in 1960.[2]


Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1938. He was trained in jazz traditions by his family, and his first dance teacher, Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck, taught him American classical, modern, primitive and Hindu dance styles[1] at the Philadelphia Dance Academy.[3] In 1959, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music majoring in dance from the University of the Arts.[4]

In 1960, Arnold joined the touring cast of West Side Story for Garnet Carroll in Australia, and before he returned to the United States, he was offered a role in The Most Happy Fella, and remained in Australia permanently. He became a renowned teacher of jazz and modern dance, and choreographed dance sequences for Sydney's Chequers nightclub, as well as appearing with Carlotta in a production of Cinderella as the evil stepmother at the Sydney Opera House.[5] He was founder and artistic director of the Contemporary Dance Company of Australia from 1967 to 1972, and academic course director at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association from 1986 to 2003. After completing a master's degree at the University of Sydney, he began teaching at the Wesley Institute.[3]

In August 2013, Arnold was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Australian Dance Awards.[6] He also worked as a television actor, appearing in recurring roles on Number 96 and Holiday Island.[2]

Arnold died on 13 February 2020 at Blue Mountains Hospital in Katoomba, New South Wales, aged 81-82[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arnold, Ronne". 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Knox, David (16 February 2020). "Vale: Ronne Arnold" (in en-AU). TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 February 2020. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Potter, Michelle (29 July 2013). "Moving body of work" (in en). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 February 2020. 
  4. "Notable Alumni". University of the Arts. Retrieved 17 February 2020. 
  5. MacSween, Prue "Carlotta :I'm Not That Kind Of Girl" , published in 2004
  6. "Ronne Arnold dances his way to the top". ABC Radio National. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2020. 
  7. "Death Notice: Ronne Arnold". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020. 

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