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Meet The Artists

Artists from 1920s - 1960s

Adams, David
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / National Ballet of Canada / London Festival Ballet
Adams, Miriam
ballet / experimental dance / dance archives / dance publishing
Adams, Lawrence
ballet / experimental dance / dance archives / dance publishing
Ailey, Alvin
choreography / Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / Revelations
Alonso, Alicia
Ballet Nacional de Cuba / Giselle / career longevity
Amagatsu, Ushio
butoh / Sankai Juku
Ashton, Frederick
choreography / British classicism / Royal Ballet
Balanchine, George
choreography / neoclassicism / New York City Ballet
Baryshnikov, Mikhail Nikolaevitch
American Ballet Theatre / White Oak Dance Project/ Baryshnikov Arts Center
Bausch, Pina
Tanztheater Wuppertal / German modern dance
Beatty, Patricia
New Dance Group of Canada / Toronto Dance Theatre / dance writing
Béjart, Maurice
nonconformist choreography / Ballet of the 20th Century / Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Boneham, Peter
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens / Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Le Groupe Dance Lab
Brown, Trisha
Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union / Trisha Brown Company
Browne, Rachel
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers / feminism
Bruhn, Erik
premier danseur noble / guest artist / National Ballet of Canada
Chiriaeff, Ludmilla
CBC / Les Ballets Chiriaeff / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Cranko, John
full-length story ballets / Stuttgart Ballet
Cunningham, Merce
chance / Merce Cunningham Dance Company / DanceForms computer technology
de Mille, Agnes
Broadway musicals / American Ballet Theatre / dance writing
de Valois, Ninette
choreography / Royal Ballet / Birmingham Royal Ballet / National Ballet of Canada
Dumais, Dominique
choreographer / National Ballet of Canada / Mannheim Ballet
Dunham, Katherine
anthropology / dance writing / interracial dance
Earle, David
Toronto Dance Theatre / Dancetheatre David Earle
Farrally, Betty
Canadian School of Ballet / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
Fonteyn, Margot
star status / Royal Ballet / guest artist
Formolo, Maria
Regina Modern Dance Works / Formolo and Urban Dance / Formolo Dance Association
Franca, Celia
National Ballet of Canada / National Ballet School / School of Dance in Ottawa
Gibson, Leonard
Negro Workshop Dance Group / Bamboula / Len Gibson Dance Ensemble
Graham, Martha
choreography / contraction and release / creative longevity
Grossman, Danny
politicized choreography / Danny Grossman Dance Company
Holm, Hanya
choreography / pedagogy / Broadway musicals / dance copyright
Horton, Lester
choreography / Los Angeles / interracial dance
Humphrey, Doris
Humphrey-Weidman company / “fall and recovery” / dance writing
Jarvis, Judy
modern dance / choreography
Jooss, Kurt
choreography / Folkwang Tanztheater / The Green Table
Kylián, Jirí
choreography / Nederlans Dans Theatre
Laban, Rudolf von
dance theory / Labanotation / movement choirs
Lifar, Serge
choreography / Ballets Russes / Paris Opera Ballet / dance writing
Limón, José
choreography / The José Limón Dance Foundation / The Moor’s Pavane
Lloyd, Gweneth
Canadian School of Ballet / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
Macdonald, Brian
National Ballet of Canada / Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
MacMillan, Kenneth
choreography / Birmingham Royal Ballet / Royal Ballet
Markova, Alicia
Giselle / career longevity / English National Ballet
Massine, Léonide
choreography / Ballets Russes / dance films / dance writing
Monk, Meredith
interdisciplinary work / The House / Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble
Nault, Fernand
American Ballet Theatre / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Neumeier, John
choreography / Hamburg Ballet
Nijinska, Bronislava
Ballets Russes / modernist choreography / gender-related themes
Nikolais, Alwin
Nikolais Dance Theater / Nikolais-Louis Foundation for Dance
Nureyev, Rudolf
star status / guest artist / choreography
Ohno, Kazuo
soloist / butoh / career longevity
Oliphant, Betty
National Ballet School / National Ballet of Canada
Pada, Lata
choreographer / Sampradaya Dance Creations / bharata natyam
Paxton, Steve
contact improvisation / Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union
Perreault, Jean-Pierre
Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault
Petit, Roland
choreography / dance films / musical revues
Primus, Pearl
anthropology / Pearl Primus School of Primal Dance / Pearl Primus Dance Language Institute
Rainer, Yvonne
Judson Dance Theater / Grand Union / dance writing
Renaud, Jeanne
Automatistes / Le Groupe de la Place Royale / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Robbins, Jerome
choreography / Broadway musicals / New York City Ballet
Schlemmer, Oskar
Theatre Workshop of the Bauhaus / architectonic dances / Triadic Ballet
Shawn, Ted
Denishawn / Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers / dance writing
Singha, Rina
kathak / Kathak Institute / Rina Singha Dance Organization
Smith, Lois
National Ballet of Canada / Lois Smith School of Dance / George Brown College
Spohr, Arnold
Royal Winnipeg Ballet / Banff Centre for the Arts / artistic director emeritus
St. Denis, Ruth
vaudeville / Denishawn / music visualizations
Strate, Grant
choreography / institution building / pedagogy / dance writing
Sullivan, Françoise
choreography / Automatistes / “La Danse et l’espoir”
Taylor, Paul
Paul Taylor Dance Company / Aureole / Repertory Preservation Project
Tennant, Veronica
Prima Ballerina, National Ballet of Canada / Filmmaker/Director/Producer/Writer
Tharp, Twyla
Twyla Tharp Dance / American Ballet Theatre / Broadway / films
Tudor, Antony
choreography / psychological ballets / American Ballet Theatre
Ulanova, Galina
Kirov Ballet / Bolshoi Ballet
Vaganova, Agrippina
pedgagogy / Vaganova Ballet Academy / dance writing
Vesak, Norbert
Pacific Dance Theatre / Western Dance Theatre / Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Volkoff, Boris
ice ballets / Volkoff Canadian Ballet
von Gencsy, Eva
Winnipeg Ballet / Les Grands Ballets Canadiens / Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Weidman, Charles
choreography / Humphrey-Weidman / kinetic pantomime
Wigman, Mary
Ausdruckstanz / structured improvisations / Witch Dance
Wyman, Anna
The Anna Wyman Dance Theatre