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Dance Collection Danse Archives maintains its collection in portfolios. These carry the name of the donor. We are currently building a catalogue for each portfolio using the Canadian Integrated Dance Database.

If you require more information or would like to book an appointment to visit the archives, please contact Amy Bowring, Director of Research, at , 416-365-3233, 1-800-665-5320 (toll free in Canada only).

Several collections are stored in the DCD Electronic Archives.

The following inventory provides a brief overview of some of the individual portfolios in the Collection.

As well, the Archives contains thousands of items including photographs, periodicals, house programs, news clippings, books, theatrical props, drawings, paintings, films, videotapes, artifacts and memorabilia related to Canadian theatrical dance and approximately 700 hours of oral histories.

In most cases, copies of paper documents, photographs and oral histories can be obtained by users. There are nominal charges for these services. (Scroll through the page at your leisure or use the following alphabetical links to skip down to the section that contains the name you are searching for.) PC indicates photocopied items, O indicates originals and E indicates electronic archives.

 

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Maboungou, Zab (VF)
Born: Paris, France
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; artistic director; philosopher; founder of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata (1986)
Photographs (E); company brochure; 20th anniversary company brochure (O); biographical information (PC); magazine clipping (PC)

Macdonald, Brian (VF)
Born: May 14, 1928, Montreal, Quebec
Choreographer; teacher; artistic director; charter member of National Ballet of Canada; writer
Reviews (O&PC); house program (O); postcard (O)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Brian Macdonald” by Michael Crabb

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 1, 52, 55

MacDonald, Fraser (AR)
Radio broadcaster for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); hosted shows for those interested in ballet
Transcripts for the CBC radio shows Afternoon of a Balletomane 1943 and Ballet Club 1944-1966

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 1

MacDonald, Grant (VF)
Born: June 17, 1909, Montreal, Quebec; Died: September 18, 1987, Kingston, Ontario
Visual Artist; war artist
Correspondence re: Grant MacDonald Collection; biography; 100 drawings and paintings of Ballets Russes dancers late 1930s & 1940s

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 8, 12, 22, 26

MacDonald, Sheilagh (VF)
Born: England
Danced with Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Newspaper clippings regarding Carlu Carter (O), Mary Pratten, Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1953 (O&PC); syllabus and examination books by Espinosa of the British Ballet Organization (O)

MacKay, Stuart (VF)
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia
Stage and costume designer; designed costumes for Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars, Kay Armstrong and later in Toronto for Volkoff Canadian Ballet and National Ballet of Canada
House program for Janet Baldwin recital 1971 (PC); photographs of Rosemary Deveson, Robert Lindgren, Kay Armstrong, Betty Farrally, Doreen Oswald, Beth Lockhart, Jerry Nagle; Stage Door magazine, vol. 1, 1938 (first issue)

Macpherson, Jean (VF)
Born: c. 1900, Toronto, Ontario; Died: August 21, 1989, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer; teacher; choreographer studied in Paris and London (1920s); taught and performed in Montreal and Toronto
Photographs (O&PC); house programs (O); magazines (O) c. 1937 & 1954; magazine clippings (O&PC); books; notebook; oral history donated by Lisa Macpherson (sister-in-law); oil painting of Macpherson in the Toronto Heliconian Club (O); negatives; correspondence; award; obituary; personal correspondence

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 5, 6, 8

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Pages in History: Jean Macpherson

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Macpherson, Kay (AR)
Born: England, 1913; Died: August 19, 1999, Toronto, Ontario
Feminist; peace activist; mother of dancer Susan Macpherson
House programs for various Canadian and international dance companies 1940s-1980s including Toronto Dance Theatre, Danny Grossman Dance Company, The National Ballet of Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, National Ballet School, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and foreign companies touring to Canada
Finding Aid available

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 41

Macpherson, Susan (AR)
Born: November 21, 1944, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer; teacher; artistic director; designer; dancer with Toronto Dancer Theatre and Danny Grossman Dance Company
Videotapes; house programs; posters; photographs; correspondence; dance periodicals

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Susan Macpherson” by Graham Jackson
David Earle: A Choreographic Biography by Michele Green
Edited by Susan Macpherson: Dictionary of Dance: Words, Terms and Phrases, ETDC/EDTC

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 43, 52

Malenfant, Lloyd (VF)
Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Studied with Gweneth Lloyd in Winnipeg; Alan Lund’s assistant at Charlottetown Festival
Brief biographical notes

Malone, Peggy / Edna (née Spagler) (VF; CR-EA)
Born: 1899, Nelson, British Columbia; Died: 1979, Penticton, British Columbia
Dancer with Denishawn (1920s); ‘Peggy’ of ballroom duo Peggy and Cortez (1920s & 1930s), they performed on Broadway and toured internationally
Certificate and registration of death (PC); notes of 1939 interview with Edna’s husband (PC); souvenir program B.F. Keith’s Hippodrome 1924 (O); booklet “Dancemart” guide to rare books, magazines, autograph material, etc. regarding dance, Hippodrome program is listed; article (PC); photographs (PC); newspaper clippings (PC); extensive research on dance history and performers of Nelson, British Columbia; electronic archives regarding Malone’s career: house programs; newspaper clippings of Denishawn company and Malone; photographs; drawings; contract with the Denishawn School of Dancing and its related arts

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Edna Malone” by Allana Lindgren

Mann, George (VF)
Professor of Sociology, author of The Sterndale Bennetts: The Masquers Years (1933-1940)
Correspondence; newspaper clippings (PC); photographs (E); articles (PC)

Mann, Teresa (VF)
Born: Panama
Teacher; dancer with National Ballet of Canada; studio director
Biographical notes; house programs (O); souvenir program (from Panama) for Escuela De Danzas Teresa Mann 1965-1990 (O)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 23

Marcuse, Judith (VF)
Born: March 13, 1947, Montreal, Quebec
Artistic director; choreographer; dancer
Personal correspondence; “Ice Project” summary; “Fire Project” summary; photographs of Marcuse and “Ice Project” performances (O)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Judith Marcuse” by Max Wyman

Massey Commission (VF)
Manuscript: “Brief to the Royal Commission, submitted on behalf of the Canadian Ballet Festival Association” (PC)
DCD library holdings include Report from the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, 1951

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 63 (as related to 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts)

Matthew, Alanna (VF)
Born: England
Dancer; choreographer; actress
Book review Dancing for de Basil: Letters to her Parents from Rosemary Deveson, 1938-1940 (PC); resume 1990 (PC); correspondence; newspaper clipping re: Matthew’s solo show 2000 (PC)

Mazzoleni, Ettore (VF)
Born: June 18, 1905, Brusio, Switzerland; Died: June 1, 1968, Toronto, Ontario
Musician; conductor; teacher; composer; principal of Toronto Conservatory of Music
Newspaper clippings (PC); Music in Our Lives magazine with feature article about Mazzoleni, summer 1996 (O)

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
ENCORE! ENCORE! Exhibit: “Alison Sutcliffe: Terpsichorean Adventurer” curated by Amy Bowring

McBirney, Mara (VF)
Born: England; Died: 1995, Vancouver, British Columbia
Royal Academy of Dancing teacher, examiner and Fellow; director Panto-Pacific Ballet; taught many prominent Canadian ballet dancers
Biographical notes; interview with Maureen Allyne; published diary entries c. 1946 in “Royal Academy of Dancing Gazette” (PC)

McCann, Peggy (VF)
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; artistic director
Donated by Karen Lee
Photographs (O&PC); newspaper clippings (PC); bio 1987; resume 1973-mid-1980s; house programs from various performances 1980s (PC); company brochures (O); teaching materials (PC); correspondence

McCuaig, Fleurette (Kramer) (VF)
Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; student of Ione Zinck in Winnipeg c. 1918; taught in Toronto 1940s-1990
Photographs; school brochures; newspaper clippings; house programs for Fleurette School of Dance 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970 & 1971 (O); list of personnel (O); personal and professional correspondence (some c. WWII); copy of magazine Winnipeg’s Entertainment Digest; oral history; adjudication and appraisal forms for Civilian Concert Parties; party and parade agenda for Freedomaires performance troupe 1940s (O); spiral bound book of original photographs c. 1945; biographical notes

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 13, 14

McCurdy, Beryl (VF)
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; trained with June Roper and Dorothy Wilson
Oral history; biographical notes; personal correspondence

McGarry, Jeanette (VF)
Reseacher
Newspaper clippings from the Toronto Telegram and Evening Telegram regarding dance in Toronto 1900 (PC)

McGovern, Adele (VF)
Born: c.1920s, Toronto, Ontario; Died: 2004, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer; teacher; owner and director of Adele School of Dancing, opened c. 1940s; recipient of Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association Lifetime Acheivement Award 1996
Photographs (PC); house programs for Mia Slavenska 1944 (O), a dance revue by the pupils of àdele, adéle [sic] School of Dancing 1943-1947, 1949 & 1953(PC), school advertisement, brochures and flyers (O); personal correspondence

McIntyre, Patrick (Paddy) (VF)
Born: 1938, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dancer; choreographer; danced with Royal Winnipeg Ballet and performed on Broadway with Ethel Merman
Biographical notes; oral history; newspaper clippings (PC); photographs (PC); personal correspondence; biography manuscript

McKay, Sheila (Killough) (VF)
Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1940s; teacher
House programs for Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1944/45, Third Canadian Ballet Festival 1950; souvenir programs for First Canadian Ballet Festival 1948, 10th Anniversary of Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1939-1949; newspaper clippings regarding Canadian Ballet Festivals and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; articles from weekly newsletter CBC Times regarding Second Canadian Ballet Festival 1949 and National Home Monthly regarding Third CBF; poster for First Canadian Ballet Festival; type-written notes about First Canadian Ballet Festivals; flyer for First Canadian Ballet Festival; oral history

McKenna, Shelagh (VF; CR)
Dancer; choreographer
Biography; DVDs of her work

McKenzie, Jean (McBain) (VF)
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia; Died: March 14, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dancer; teacher; principal dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet; head of School of Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Photographs; house programs; souvenir programs; magazines and newspaper clippings regarding Royal Winnipeg Ballet (O&PC); oral history

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Jean McKenzie” by MaryJane MacLennan

McKenzie, Susan (VF)
Dancer; choreographer
Magazine article about McKenzie’s work STILL

Meadows, Howard (VF)
Born: Montreal, Quebec; Died: April 24, 1994
Dancer; wardrobe master with National Ballet of Canada
Newspaper clippings regarding Meadows’s career (PC); photograph of Meadows’s (PC); memorial note (PC)

Mercier, Margaret (VF)
Born: 1937, Montreal, Québec
Dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens; teacher
Newspaper clipping regarding Eric Hyrst (PC); biographical notes

Merrett, Kathryn (VF)
Writer; correspondent at McClelland and Stewart publishing house
Correspondence regarding ETDC/EDTC; manuscript “Dance Indian Classical” by Devesh Soneji; house program for The Edmonton Civic Opera c. 1937

Merritt, Marilla (Speller) (VF)
Born: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; student of the Gotshalks School in Halifax late 1940s; dancer with Les Ballets Chiriaeff and London Ballet
Photograph; oral history; personal correspondence

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 16

Michener, Wendy (VF)
Born: 1935; Died: 1969
Writer; critic
Magazine articles from Canadian Dance Forum 1954-1955 (PC)

Miller, Beverly (VF)
Dance history teacher at National Ballet School
Regarding Laine Mets: photographs (O); house program 1951 (PC); newspaper clippings (PC); biographical notes; regarding Ruth Carse and Muriel Taylor: newspaper clippings (PC)

Miller, Elma (VF)
Musician; composer
Program note and audio tape re: John Weinzweig’s Red Ear of Corn; music notation samples (PC); manuscript “Galina Ivanova Vstvolskaya” by Elma Miller; personal correspondence with Weinzweig; The New Canadian newspaper with feature article on Grace Miyagawa, April 1995

Miller, Jean (Botkin) (VF)
Born: 1920, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Dancer in Montreal 1930s; teacher; Director of Moose Jaw Festival of Dance
Photographs (O&PC); house programs; newspaper clippings (O&PC)

Montreal (VF)
Newspaper clippings; souvenir programs for Montreal Theatre Ballet 1956 (PC), Third Canadian Ballet Festival 1950 (PC); bios for Esak Ruvenoff, Gerald Crevier; personal correspondence between Max Wyman and Suzana Blier Cantin; interview with Guy Glover 1985

Moore, Dennis (VF: 197.2010-0-1)
Born: February 28, 1926, Belfast, Ireland; Died: July 27, 2009, Toronto, Ontario
Dancer; choreographer; teacher
Obituary (PC)

Moran, Fern (OS)
Student at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
Royal Academy of Dancing Children’s Examinations, Level 1 – Classical and Senior Grade Syllabi; newspaper clippings regarding Royal Winnipeg and National Ballet Schools 1980-1986, Alberta Ballet; house and souvenir programs for Alberta Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Ballet of Canada (1980s); house & souvenir programs, newsletter and newspaper clippings regarding Calgary City Ballet; The Nutcracker: Retold by Veronica Tennant (illustrated by Toller Cranston) signed by Alberta Ballet 1995; childhood ribbons, awards and exam certificates; publicity and information materials regarding Royal Winnipeg Ballet School including memorabilia of summer school c. 1980s; funding/grant applications; various handbills, flyers and house programs for contemporary dance performances in Winnipeg 1990s; publicity materials for Allan Cozzubbo Academy of Dancing (Calgary); programs for Alberta Dance Festival 1983-1985; first pair of pointe shoes; Nutcracker prop

Morenoff, Carmen (née Sierra) (VF)
Born: 1905, France; Died: 1990, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; designer
See Maurice Morenoff

Morenoff, Maurice (VF)
Born: 1906, Montreal, Quebec; Died January 23, 1993, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; teacher; choreographer
Regarding the careers of Carmen and Maurice Morenoff: photographs (PC); house programs (PC); brochures (PC); books (PC); newspaper clippings (PC); recent photographs (1987); biographical notes; manuscripts for “Social Dancing: First Period 1933-1948 (French)”, “Second Period: Following and Conclusion”, “Artistic and Theatrical” by Maurice Morenoff

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Maurice Lacasse Morenoff & Carmen Sierra Morenoff” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Politics and Dance in Montreal, 1940s-1980s: The Imaginary Maginot Line between Anglophone and Francophone Dancers” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 6, 12, 33

Morrison, David (VF)
Born: 1960; Died: January 2, 2007, Toronto, Ontario
Lighting designer; stage manager
Technical notes for Theatre Ballet of Canada western tour 1986

Moosejaw (VF)
Re: Moosejaw Dancing Group; Moosejaw Theatrical Productions
Photographs c. 1920s (PC)

Mosher, Marial (VF)
Born: January 29, 1917, Vancouver, British Columbia; Died: October 4, 2008, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; member of Madame Hylda Dancers 1920s & 1930s
Photographs; negatives; programs; newspaper clippings (PC); notebooks; film of Mosher performing at the Capital Theatre in Halifax c. 1930s; videotape copy of 8mm film; oral history; correspondence with National Archives re: Marial Mosher dance film; film shot list; ballet examination report; sketches; comics & illustrations of Madame Hylda Davies’s dancers 1920s & 1930s (PC); manuscripts: “Marial Mosher and Dance at the Turn of the Century”, “Madame Hylda Davies”, “Madame Hylda Dancers and Dance at the Turn of the Century” by Naomi Jackson; personal correspondence; wedding invitation; oral history; biographical notes; letter of agreement; list of conference materials; extensive photograph collection (personal, dance, historical); negatives (O); dinner napkins; newspaper clippings c. 1950s; notebooks containing class notes; original sketches; painting; word notation of ‘routines’

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Hylda Davies” by Pat Richards
“Marial Mosher” by Pat Richards
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Dance and the Outsiders: Ballet and Modern Dance Companies in Nova Scotia” by Pat Richards

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 6

Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video (VF)
Toronto-based film festival founded by Kathleen Smith and Marc Glassman
Festival Guides 1999-2001

Mulqueen, P.J. (CR-EA)
Born: June 2, 1867; Died: December 1946
Sportsman; former chair of Olympic committee; invited Boris Volkoff to attend 1936 Berlin Olympics
Donated by his daughter Patricia Warde
Photograph (E); newspaper clippings (PC); comic strip regarding 1936 Berlin Olympics; passport and other document for travel to Berlin Olympics; obituaries; condolences telegraph from the Liberal Party of Canada

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 9, 40 (regarding 1936 Berlin Olympics)

Mulvaney Gray, Irene (Almond) & Hilda (VF)
Greek revival dancers; teachers
Detailed description of Paul Almond Collections, family papers series as noted by the National Archives June 12-13, 2000; notebooks; personal correspondence; newspaper clippings 1930s & 1940s; research notes

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Nagys, Birouté (VF)
Born: 1920, Lithuania
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; studied with Rosalia Chladek; opened studio in Verdun district of Montreal
Book chapter “Artists & Priests” from Lithuanian Immigration to Canada After the Second World War by Milda Danys, 1986; electronic archives consisting of photographs, house programs and newspaper clippings all regarding Nagys 1947-1965

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Birouté Nagys” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 59

National Archives Photos (VF)
Photographs c. World War II including Wayne and Shuster in the “Invasion Revue”, France 1944, aerial photographs of Toronto harbour, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Ottawa; invoices for purchased photographs

National Ballet of Canada (CR)
Toronto-based ballet company; founded by Stewart James, Aileen Woods, Pearl Whitehead, Sydney Mulqueen with Celia Franca as founding artistic director (1951)
Photographs of various artists and works 1970s & 1980s; souvenir programs 1951-1980s

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “The National Ballet of Canada”
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Stepping Out: A New Look at Canada’s Early Ballet Companies” by Cheryl Smith

Nault, Fernand (VF)
Born: December 27, 1920, Montreal, Quebec; Died: December 26, 2006, Montreal, Quebec
Choreographer; artistic director; dancer; teacher; dancer with American Ballet Theatre; ballet master at L’École supérieure de danse du Québec; choreographer for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens; member of the Order of Canada
Personal correspondence; transcription of taped interview with Françoise Sullivan and Fernand Nault interviewed by Lorraine Thompson, June 1984, Dance in Canada Oral History Project
See also Alex Pereima

Neptune Theatre (VF)
Halifax-based theatre company; founded by Leon Major (1963)
Photograph of a production

Nixon Gasyna, Sarah (VF)
Researcher
Newspaper clippings for research regarding 1930s Montreal: dance and fashion, Mary Wigman, general dance news, articles, reviews, death of Pavlova

Norcop, Charlotte (Holmes) (VF)
Born: May 13, 1933, Toronto, Ontario; Died: April 1, 2008, Toronto, Ontario
First theatre and dance officer at the Ontario Arts Council; Director of Operations at the Ontario Arts Council; arts patron
Obituary; memorial service program; Miriam Adams’s speech for memorial service

Nova Scotia (VF)
Biographical notes re: Ruth Davidson, Marial Mosher, Betty Davidson

Nureyev, Rudolph (VF)
Born: March 17, 1938, Irkustsk, Russia; Died: January 6, 1993, Paris, France
Dancer; choreographer
Newspaper clipping; obituary

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Obituary Records (VF)

Rita Claire Warne MacDonald
Born: November, 24, 1920; Died: February 12, 1999
Music and dance teacher; founder of Wilderness Ballet Camp

John Neville Keogh
Born: August 10, 1922; Died: October 23, 1996
Founder of Canadian Puppet Theatre

Doris Crowley Mehegan
Born: November 24, 1920; Died: February 12; 1999
Dancer; dance teacher; library worker

Louise Dowie
Born: May 15, 1921; Died: April 25, 1997
Actor; comedian; puppeteer; dancer

Barbara Lally
Born: January 2, 1912; Died: February 2, 2000
Composer

Canadian Obituary Record; partial (PC)
1988: Helen Birdsall
1989: Betty Farrally
1990: Juan Antonio
1991: Dorothy Forester
1992: Murray Farr

Octobre en Danse (VF)
Montreal-based dance festival started in 1978
Personal correspondence; festival program 1978

Odom, Selma (VF)
Dance researcher; writer; historian; professor, York University Department of Dance
York University brochure; magazine article regarding Margaret Eaton School (PC); list of completed York U. Dance theses and research papers 1978-1993; CV 1999; Society of Dance History Scholar’s newsletter; York Dance Review; International Encyclopedia of Dance; The Modern Dance Tutor or Society Dancing; photographs of Odom 1947-2008 (E)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories edited by Selma Landen Odom and Mary Jane Warner
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Music and Movement: The Overlapping Careers of Madeleine Boss Lasserre and Saida Gerrard” by Selma Landen Odom
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujoud’hui: “Music and Movement Connections: The Overlapping Careers of Madeleine Boss Lasserre and Saida Gerrard”

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 46 (writing by Selma Odom)

Officer, Jill (AR)
Historian; professor, University of Waterloo Dance Department
Research for Dictionary of Dance in Canada; printout of Dictionary of Dance in Canada; repertoire lists for Toronto Dance Theatre 1968-1980, Anna Wyman Dancers 1970-1972, Anna Wyman Dance Theatre 1973-1980; lists of original choreography for Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1939-1980, National Ballet of Canada 1951-1980, Les Ballets Chiriaeff 1955-1958, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens 1958-1980 (data includes choreographer, composer, designer, date and place of premiere, first cast, synopsis or description of intent, references to reviews)

O’Heany, Kennetha (VF)
Donations made regarding Édouard Lock and La La La Human Steps
Newspaper clippings (O); magazine clippings (O); flyers; magazines; programs; tickets; press release; newspaper advertisements; audition notices; personal correspondence; negatives c. 1983, 1984 & 1986 regarding Dancebreakers(photographer Alan McArthur)

O’Keefe Centre (VF)
Toronto-based performance venue; opened October 1, 1960; renamed Hummingbird Centre 1996; renamed Sony Centre 2007
Contact sheet of early The National Ballet of Canada production (PC)

Oliphant, Betty (VF)
Born: August 5, 1918, London, England; Died: July 11, 2004, St. Catharines, Ontario
Teacher; artistic director; dancer; founding principal and artistic director of National Ballet School of Canada 1959-1989
Newspaper clipping; personal correspondence; photographs (O&PC); reviews/previews for autobiography Miss O: A Life in Dance; magazines (O)
Donated by Margaret McBurney: newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding Oliphant’s autobiography 1996, Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 1997, response to a Mavis Staines article in Dance Magazine 1997, recommendation and nomination letters 1998, Kimberly Glasco’s firing 1999, National Ballet School’s 40th anniversary 2000, Gil Gauvreau’s documentary about Oliphant 2000, “banishment” from backstage during National Ballet performances, obituaries and memorial service 2004; foreword for Verity Purdy’s book The Luckiest Girl in the World 1997
Donated by Gail Sadova (Oliphant’s daughter): house program for first recital of Oliphant’s School of Dancing 1949 (O); souvenir booklets for National Ballet School Twentieth Anniversary and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary; “Kitchen Choreography” a cookbook published by National Ballet School Scholarship Fund; souvenir program for National Ballet of Canada 1978/79; Performance magazine Fall 1984

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Betty Oliphant” by Penelope Reed Doob
Betty Oliphant - The Artistry of Teaching: A Series of Ballet Classes by Nadia Potts with illustrations by Rhonda Ryman

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 41, 43, 58, 63

Orlowski, William (CR)
Born: June 21, 1952, Brampton, Ontario
Choreographer; dancer; teacher; artistic director; co-founder of National Tap Dance Company and Hoofers Club
Photographs; newspaper clippings; magazine clippings; press kits and publicity materials; house programs; biographical notes; contracts; production notes; high school year books; scope: 1967-2006

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “William Orlowski” by Paula Citron

O Vertigo (VF)
Montreal-based dance company founded by Ginette Laurin (1984)
Photographs (O&E)

Oxenham, Andrew (AR)
Dancer with National Ballet of Canada; dance photographer
Negative and photographic print collection 1974-1989, includes images of The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Paula Moreno and Dancemakers


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