Found 47 collections related to Dance -- Study and teaching

Green, Ray, 1908-1997
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 299
34.79 linear feet (90 boxes)
May O'Donnell was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her husband, Ray Green was an American composer who created works for dance companies as well as orchestral, choral, and children's pieces. The May O'Donnell and Ray Green papers... more
Najan, Nala, 1932-2002
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 288
6.38 linear feet (16 boxes)
Nala Najan (1932-2002) was an American-born dancer, choreographer and writer who specialized in the traditional dances of India. The Nala Najan papers hold correspondence, contracts, diaries, programs, photographs, writings, and other files... more
Kovich, Robert
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 206
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Robert Kovich was a dancer and choreographer, originally with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In the 1980s, Kovich performed, choreographed, and taught dance, mainly in New York and France. The collection includes choreography notes, scripts,... more
Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 258
23.94 linear feet (47 boxes)
Selma Jeanne Cohen (1920-2005) was a pioneering dance historian, writer and educator who helped revolutionize the field of dance research and history. The Selma Jeanne Cohen papers document the intellectual and professional career of this leading... more
Dodge, Shirlee, 1916-2008
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 274
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Shirlee Dodge (1916-2008) was a dancer, choreographer, and instructor who earned degrees in performance and instruction from the Mary Wigman School in Dresden, Germany in 1939. Mary Wigman (1886-1973) was a pioneer dancer, choreographer, and... more
American Dance Guild
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 129
7.56 linear feet (18 boxes)
Founded in 1956 as the Guild of Creative Teachers of Children's Dance, the New York City-based American Dance Guild evolved into a non-profit service organization dedicated to uniting the dance community at both the individual and organizational... more
Harkarvy, Benjamin
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 199
13 linear feet (19 boxes)
The Benjamin Harkarvy Papers from the 1940s to 2003 cover the academic and professional career of the distinguished dancer and teacher. It contains notes and notebooks, teaching materials, photographs, clippings and publicity material.
Lampkin, Lucy
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 208
2 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Lucy Phelps Lampkin Papers contains newspaper articles, programs, letters, journals, photographs and a scrapbook relating to her career as a teacher in Athens, Georgia, where she directed the Lucy Lampkin School of the Dance and Related Arts,... more
Burton, Deena
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 263
8.4 linear feet (21 boxes)
Deena Burton (1948-2005) was an American dancer and expert in Indonesian dance who founded the non-profit Arts Indonesia. The Deena Burton papers document Burton's study and performance of Indonesian dance, both in the United States and in Indonesia.
Becque, Don Oscar
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 268
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection documents the professional life of Don Oscar Becque, a dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher of modern dance. Drafts and extensive notes for book projects, essays, course development and individual lessons regarding his work... more
Matheson, Katy
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)*MGZMD317
24.82 linear feet (60 boxes)
Katy Page Matheson (1948-2005) was an American editor, writer, performer, teacher, and dance historian. The Katy Matheson papers (1960-2003) reflect Matheson's professional work, as well as her graduate work in dance history. To a limited extent,... more
Hadassah, 1909?-1992
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 128
1.05 linear feet (3 boxes)
The New Dance Group (NDG), founded in 1932, provided classes, scholarships, studio rentals, public performances, and support of new choreographic work to the New York City dance community. The Hadassah collection of New Dance Group Studio, Inc.... more
New York School of Ballet
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)* MGZMD 325
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The New York School of Ballet (incorporated name: American Dance Foundation) and its touring troupe U.S. Terpsichore were founded by married dancers and teachers Richard S. Thomas and Barbara Fallis. The New York School of Ballet/U.S. Terpsichore... more
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 419
36.93 linear feet (56 boxes, 17 volumes, 8 oversized folders)
Ted Shawn (1891-1972) was an American dancer, choreographer, educator, and founder of Jacob's Pillow, an internationally renowned dance education center and performance space. With Ruth St. Denis, he created the Denishawn School of Dance, the... more
Chandler, Joan, 1923-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-140
2.18 linear feet (6 boxes)
Joan Chandler (1923-1979, née Cheeseman) was a dancer and actor who appeared in theater, film, and television in the 1940s and 1950s. She studied dance at the Bennington School of the Arts, and was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company in... more
Peterson, Kirk A.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 365
2.64 linear feet (8 boxes)
Kirk Peterson is an American dancer, teacher, and choreographer. The Kirk Peterson papers hold awards; correspondence; press releases; writings; and ballet company, theater, and workshop files. There are also family papers detailing Peterson's... more
King, Bruce, 1925-1993
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 383
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Bruce King was a modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The Bruce King papers hold correspondence, annotated scores, choreographic notes, book reviews, class notes, and other material documenting King's career.
Woodruff, Dianne L.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 382
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Dianne Woodruff is a certified movement analyst and educator. The Dianne Woodruff research papers on Juana de Laban (1980-1981) contain correspondence, writings, and a bibliography documenting the creation of a 1981 tribute to Juana de Laban... more
Developmental Conference on Dance
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 432
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Sponsored by the United States Office of Education Arts and Humanities Program and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the Developmental Conference on Dance was a multi-disciplinary, multi-year conference that brought together... more
Bindig, Susan
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 441
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Wendy Hilton was a choreographer, dancer, instructor, researcher, and author specializing in Baroque dance. Her papers contain files related to her dance performance and teaching career; her early life in England; and her research files and plans... more
Polk, Elizabeth
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)*MGZMD 312
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Elizabeth Polk (1902-2001) was an Austrian-American dancer and dance teacher who is considered one of the pioneers of dance therapy. She was particularly renowned for her work with mentally, physically, and behaviorally disabled children. The... more
Nicks, Walter
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 352
9.92 linear feet (25 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Walter Nicks (1924-2007) was an American dancer, choreographer, and educator. The Walter Nicks papers date from 1899 to 2004 and document Walter Nicks' career as a choreographer, educator, and director of the Walter Nicks Dance Theatre Workshop.... more
Clark Center for the Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.).
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZEB 21-0010
3.33 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Clark Center for the Performing Arts was an arts organization founded in 1959 under the guidance and ethos of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. This collection documents the Center's programming from 1972 until 1980, under the direction of... more
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 351
141.69 linear feet (316 boxes, 41 tubes); 116 gigabytes (11663 computer files)
Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) was a dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The Cunningham Dance Foundation (CDF) was established in 1964 to support the company and advance Cunningham's work. The Merce Cunningham... more
Kosloff, Alexis
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 342
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Alexis Kosloff (circa 1888-1983) was a dancer, instructor, writer, and choreographer. The Alexis Kosloff papers (1905-1951) hold sheet music, photographs, programs, publications, promotional materials, writings, clippings, and correspondence... more
Gage, Margaret
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 336
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Betty White collection of Margaret Gage papers (1950-1960) holds notes, sheet music, and dance image plates that belonged to American dance teacher and choreographer Margaret Gage.
Haim, Matti
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 337
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Matti Haim (d. 1967) was a Jewish dancer, teacher, and choreographer. The collection dates from 1949 to 1963 and holds essays, book outlines, and manuscript drafts for two of her choreographic compositions, On Chinese Soil, and The Fifth... more
New School University
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 371
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The New School ChoreoConcerts were dance presentations designed to offer audiences a cross-section of modern dance approaches and styles. The New School ChoreoConcerts records hold flyers, programs, correspondence, and clippings documenting the... more
Fibich, Felix
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 364
1.55 linear feet (5 boxes)
Felix Fibich (1917-2014) was a Polish-American classical and modern dancer, choreographer, actor, and instructor best known for his expertise in Jewish traditional dances. Fibich often danced with his wife Judith Berg Fibich (1912-1992), who... more
Beaman, Jeanne Hays
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 376
1.34 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jeanne Hays Beaman is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The Jeanne Hays Beaman papers hold computer dance research material, arts organization files, photographs, programs, awards, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
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