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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.

 

Search the Collection List by using the alphabetical links below

 

Salomons, Elsie (VF)
Born: 1917, Montreal; Died: May 1999
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; aunt and teacher of Judith Marcuse
Obituary; photograph

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Elsie Salomons” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

Salute to Canada (VF)
Production celebrating 300th Anniversary of the Heroes of Huronia; July 27, 1949, located at the Martyr’s Shrine in Midland, Ontario; Volkoff Canadian Ballet participated
Magazine article “Huronia: Cradle of Ontario’s History” (PC); Martyr’s Shrine message c. 1949; newspaper clippings (PC); magazines; notes regarding history of Martyr’s Shrine

Saxton, Nadine (OS)
Researcher; writer; teacher; dancer; notator; cranio-sacral practitioner
Notes from interview with Princess Nakashedze; notation score for Gweneth Llyod’s The Wise Virgins; copy of thesis “An Examination of Perceived Differences Between Ceccetti Society and The Royal Academy of Dancing”; research materials for her book Toronto Dance Theatre 1968-1998: Stages in a Journey co-authored with Kate Cornell

Scarlett, Vivine (VF)
Choreographer; teacher; administrator; founder of danceImmersion
Biography and resume for Vivine Scarlett
See also Dance Immersion

Scruton, Dorothy (Cox) (VF)
Royal Academy of Dancing teacher; possibly first RAD teacher to work in Canada
Programs from The London Academy of Dance; writings by Scruton; Yellow Pages listing for London dance schools

Sekai (VF)
Nova Scotia-based dance artist
Personal correspondence

Severn, Margaret (VF; CR)
Born: August 14, 1901
Dancer; writer; studied with Luigi Albertieri, Mikhail Fokine, Adolf Bolm and Ruth St. Denis; eventually settled in Vancouver
Article from Dance Magazine December 1927; table of contents for book by Severn Spotlight: Letters to my Mother; videotape of The Masks of Margaret Severn by Peter Lipskis (donated by the filmmaker)

Sewell, Marilyn (Rodden) (AR)
Born: 1930s, Barrie, Ontario
Dancer; performed with Nesta Toumine’s Ottawa Ballet Company c. 1940s and National Ballet of Canada 1950s
Scrapbook “Memories: Dance in Canada 1947-1954” containing newspaper clippings, photographs and house programs regarding Ottawa Ballet Company and National Ballet of Canada (O); poster for Nesta Toumine’s Classical Ballet Company 1950s; magazine, Canadian Art, Summer 1949; photographs of National Ballet of Canada 1950s, 1960s (O); house program and newspaper clippings regarding Second Canadian Ballet Festival 1949; telegram 1949; invitation to Ambassador’s Dinner for Ballet Festival participants; souvenir program for National Ballet of Canada 1952/53; magazine article from Canadian Home Journal regarding National Ballet of Canada 1953 (O); newspaper article regarding Sewell’s youth company 1973 (O)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 49

Shtatleman, Gertrude (VF)
Born: 1912, Russia
Dancer in Winnipeg c. 1920s; performed with Sara Baker Adelman
Biographical notes

Shulman, Joseph (Joey) (OS)
Administrative manager and publicist; administrator for Toronto Dance Theatre c.1970s; founder/director of The Other Agency, a publicity company in Toronto 1980s
Publicity materials; photographs; business correspondence and records regarding various Canadian and non-Canadian performing companies and organizations including National Tap Dance Company of Canada, LA LA LA Human Steps, Dance in Canada Association, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Toronto Dance Theatre, Bibi Caspari, Danse Partout, Shumka Dancers, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Cocolerio Umbrella, Jeff Hyslop, Cullberg Ballet, Cheremosh, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Cleveland Ballet, Banff Press Conferences

Sidimus, Joysanne (VF; books: OS)
Dancer with National Ballet of Canada; founder of Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Artist agreements (American Guild of Musical Artists, Actors’ Equity Association, and National Ballet Guild of Canada); National Ballet and Stratford Festival performance schedules; French program at Stratford Festival 1964; rehearsal schedules; letter from Celia Franca; National Ballet of Canada programs 1964-1967; newspaper review; Canadian Opera Company Program 1967; negatives labelled National Ballet of Canada; black and white and colour photographs of National Ballet of Canada dancers 1960s; books (see DCD Library List)

Simpson, Catherine (VF)
Born: c. 1900, South Sheilds, Durham, England; Died: November 24, 1966, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Teacher in Sault Ste. Marie 1960s; founder/director of Simpson’s School of Dancing c. 1929
House programs from various school recitals from 1929-1966; personal correspondence; photographs (O)

Singha, Rina (VF; CR-EA)
Born: January 7, 1937, Calcutta, India
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; artistic director; ethnologist; writer; founder; of Kathak Institute
Bio; CV; newspaper clippings (PC); photographs (O&PC&E); flyers; brochures

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ETDC/EDTC: “Rina Singha” by Nadine Saxton
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “The Rebel Goddess: An Investigation of the Shift in Narrative in Indian Classical Dance” by Sarala Dandekar

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 64

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Slater, Josephine
Born: April 15, 1915, Vancouver, British Columbia; Died: May 24, 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher; studied with Adolph Bolm and Mara McBirney; founder/director of Lynden Studios of Dancing (1930s); editor of Lynden Monthly Bulletin; taught Norbert Vesak
See Ellen Andrews; Norbert Vesak

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Josephine Slater” by Deborah Meyers

Slobodian, Michael (VF)
Photographs used in ETDC/EDTC and Coleman Lemieux & Co. Reconstructing/La Reprise de James Kudelka’s 15 Heterosexual Duets

Smith, Debbie (VF)
Dancer; charter member of 15 Dancers
“Fifteen” performance contracts; 15 Dancers house program1972; “Fifteen” performance poster (PC)

Smith, Lois (AR)
Born: October 8, 1929, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher; choreographer; artistic director; charter member of National Ballet of Canada; founder of Lois Smith School of Dance; director of George Brown College Department of Dance
Newspaper clippings regarding Smith’s career; biographical notes and chronology; eulogy for Ken Peirson written by Smith; correspondence; postcard; CV; photographs, negatives, slides of Rosemary Deveson’s students, Theatre Under the Stars productions, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera productions, Song of Norway tour, National Ballet of Canada productions; biographical notes; choreographic and rehearsal notes; contracts 1947-1987; poster; flyers; certificates; Commemorative Medal, 125th Anniversary of Canada; costume designs; magazines; souvenir programs; house programs; Lois Smith Dance Foundation seal; trophy from Burnaby’s Best Baby Contest 1930; 2 pairs of child’s ballet shoes 1930s; 1 pair of black ballet slippers; 1 pair of bronzed pointe shoes; guest book from investiture as an Officer of the Order of Canada; framed cross-stitched ballet slippers; framed house program from first performance of 15 Dancers; cocktail dresses; tutu; books Canada’s National Ballet by Herbert Whittaker (1967, McClelland and Stewart); Swan Lake by Marion Robertson (1947, Newman Wolsey Ltd.); regarding Lois Smith School of Dance: brochures, business records, photographs, newspaper clippings, school newsletters; regarding Lois Smith’s personal life: wedding album (married to David Adams); hospital bills for daughter Janine’s birth, divorce papers, photographs, slides, negatives, passports; scope: 1929-1988

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 7, 20, 37, 66

Sorel, Ruth (Abromowitz) (VF)
Born: 1907, Halle, Germany; Died: 1974, Warsaw, Poland
Choreographer; artistic director; dancer; teacher; trained and danced with Mary Wigman 1920s; founder/director of Les Ballets Ruth Sorel/Ruth Sorel Modern Dance Group
Souvenir program for Les Ballets Ruth Sorel c. 1950; house programs for Ruth Sorel Ballet of Montreal 1949 (PC) and Third Canadian Ballet Festival 1950 (O); newspaper clippings regarding Sorel c. 1950 (PC); student assignment including brief autobiographical notes and bibliography of resources regarding Sorel; photograph of advertisement for Sorel and George Groke’s North American tour 1930s (E)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Ruth Sorel” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

Sorrell, Marjorie (OS)
Teacher; artistic director of Bayview School of Ballet (1969); trained with Mildred Wickson, Celia Franca and Betty Oliphant; performed with Canadian National Exhibition dancers
Notebooks, receipts, invoices, correspondence, notes, ads and clippings regarding Bayview School of Ballet from 1966; notes, correspondence and meeting minutes regarding the Grade 12 Classical Theatrical Dance Credit; ads and brochures for various dance schools (including clippings and brochures for Rita Warne’s Wilderness Ballet Camp at Aylen Lake); clippings, brochures, photographs regarding Mascha Den Bak Stom; a conference kit for “Direction Ontario”, Canadian Conference of the Arts, January 19-21, 1973; various house programs and Scene magazines including one autographed by Celia Franca (includes National Ballet of Canada, National Tap Dance Company, Janet Baldwin, Dance Centre Workshop Company, Linda Rabin’s White Goddess) 1970-1980; correspondence, conference information, conference/meeting kits regarding Dance in Canada Association; scrapbook regarding 1977 Dance in Canada Conference in Winnipeg; audio cassette recording of CBC summary of DICA’s 1977 conference features William Littler and Grant Strate; correspondence, administration, research notes and two issues regarding Dance Ontario News; clippings, house program and ticket stub for Veronica Tennant’s last performance; book Melissa Hayden, Ballerina by Rasa Gustaitis; magazines: Dance in Canada, No. 11, winter 1977; The City, The Toronto Star Sunday Magazine, April 16, 1978; posters: Caspari Company and York Dance Department; numerous clippings regarding dance in Canada 1950s-1990s (approximately 40 percent of the clippings regard National Ballet of Canada, others cover topics such as modern dance, dance teaching and Baryshnikov’s defection from Russia); one pair of pink fish net stockings; lamb’s wool

Spafford, Margaret (née McBain) (VF)
Born: April 16, 1910, Ontario
Dancer in Toronto 1930s
Biographical notes; list of dancers from the Uptown Theatre

Spill
“A newspaper geared towards the experimental arts, focused on dance” published bi-monthly by 15 Dance Lab (1976-1979)
Complete set

Spohr, Arnold (AR; CR-EA)
Born: December 26, 1923, Rhein, Saskatchewan
Artistic director of Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1958-1988); teacher; choreographer; dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1940s-1950s)
Photographs (O&E); souvenir programs for Jacob’s Pillow 1963, Royal Winnipeg Ballet 1960; notebook of quotations collected by Spohr; galley proof of An Instinct for Success: Arnold Spohr and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet with Spohr’s markings

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Arnold Spohr” by Max Wyman
Instinct for Success: Arnold Spohr and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by Michael Crabb

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 48, 54, 57

St. John’s, Newfoundland (VF)
Research compiled by Amy Bowring to include: newspaper clippings from The Daily Newspaper of Newfoundland c. 1890s (PC); encyclopedia excerpts regarding the Galway Sisters and other Newfoundland dance schools; house programs for Tableaux Vivants 1887, Terra Nova’s Offering to Britannia 1916, Academy of Our Lady of Mercy (Miss Galway’s dancing school) 1939 (PC); “Dance History of St. John’s Newfoundland” by Amy Bowring: a chronology of dance venues and schools 1922-1995 and library resource list re: books on Newfoundland Dance / Music; brochure for STAGE (an archiving project to maintain and compile performing arts history of Newfoundland); magazine clipping regarding the Connie Parsons School of Dance (O); itemized list of the Lois Brown Collection at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives; biographical notes and itemized lists regarding the following portfolios: Neighbourhood Dance Works, Agnes Walsh, Cathy Ferri, Lois Brown, Peggy Hogan

Stadelman, Sara Lee (VF)
Actor; writer; choreographer; character model; trained at Bennington College with Hanya Holm and at the Graham School with Martha Graham; creator of theatre form Choreologia
Brochure; “Sara Lee Stadelman: Christian Artist, a personal appreciation” by Paul MacKan; correspondence; house programs (PC); program covers (PC); newspaper clippings 1960s-1990s

Staines, Mavis (VF)
Born: April 9, 1954, Glen Sutton, Quebec
Teacher; dancer; artistic director and principal of Canada’s National Ballet School
Personal correspondence; manuscript; “What Future for Classical Dance” by Mavis Staines

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Mavis Staines” by Penelope Reed Doob

Stanley-Harris, Daphne (Korol) (VF)
Born: August 25, 1924, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Choreographer; director; teacher; actor
CV; newspaper clippings (PC); Winnipeg City Council Agenda (1994); Dance Manitoba Newsletter 1995

DCD WEB SITE LINK
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Alumni

Staples, Everett (VF)
Born: September 11, 1913, Treherne Town, Manitoba
Dancer; designer; performer in WWII troop shows
Oral history; biographical notes; newspaper clipping regarding Canadian fashion designer Madame Martha 1941

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 40 (Dancing at the War)

Stearns, Linda
Born: October 22, 1937, Toronto, Ontario; Died: July 4, 2003, Toronto, Ontario
Teacher; dancer; ballet mistress; rehearsal director; artistic director of Les Grands Ballet Canadiens; retired 1989
Photographs; newspaper clippings; class notes and journals; correspondence; recommendation letters written by Linda Stearns; house programs; souvenir programs; obituaries; arts council assessments and jury notes; RAD syllabi; books; magazines; pointe shoes; castanets; rehearsal directing notes; newspaper clippings and/or correspondence regarding John Butler, James Kudelka, Kimberly Glasco, Ballet Jörgen, Maxine Glorsky, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill; regarding Bettina Byers: photographs, newspaper clippings, house programs, correspondence between Bettina Byers and Irina Baronova (1937-1952); regarding Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: photographs, newspaper clippings, business records, marketing records, artistic director's reports, contracts, correspondence, artistic committee minutes, speeches, press releases, tour schedules, rehearsal schedules, casting notes, teaching notes, correspondence with guest teachers, notes on ballets, correspondence regarding Linda Stearns's retirement

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Linda Stearns” by Linde Howe-Beck

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 56, 58

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
Pages in History: Linda Stearns

Sterndale-Bennett (Church), Hilda (VF)
Born: 1902, Toronto, Ontario; Died: 1980, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher; actress; danced with Chicago Ballet
CV; correspondence regarding acquisition of materials regarding Sterndale-Bennett, some includes biographical info; annual report of the British Canadian Trust Company (Lethbridge, Alberta)

Strate, Grant (AR; CR-EA)
Born: December 7, 1927, Cardston, Alberta
Educator; choreographer; teacher; dancer; charter member of National Ballet of Canada
Photographs (O&E); photo of Kay Ambrose; newspaper clippings 2007 (PC); house program for 80th birthday celebrations 2007, Trackings 1978; notes regarding photos for Grant Strate: A Memoir

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Grant Strate” by Max Wyman
Grant Strate: A Memoir by Grant Strate
China Dance Journal by Grant Strate
Guide to Career Training in the Dance Arts by Grant Strate (out of print but reference copy available at DCD)

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 34, 37, 40, 43, 44, 53, 66

Strobel, Fredrick (VF)
Born: November 7, 1935; Died: February 16, 2002
Dancer with Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Chicago Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Washington
Bio; photograph (print)

Stroud, Daniel (AR)
Owner of Posterity Graphics framing shop
Dance Posters 1900-1980 (exhibit poster original artwork plus several copies): Ballet of the 20th Century, Stravinsky-Boulez, Romeo and Juliet, O’Keefe Centre; Ballet of the 20th Century (general); Ballet of the 20th Century 1969; Murray Louis Dance Company; Rambert at the Wells, Sadlers Wells Theatre; The Joffrey Ballet, Kennedy Center Opera House 1984; The Joffrey Ballet (general); Les Ballets Africains, Mark Hellenger Theater, New York; Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, Sadler’s Wells Theatre 1973; Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Cinderela; The Bolshoi, Lincoln Center; Ballet Nacional de Cuba 1974; Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet; Cincinnati Ballet (duplicates); The Boston Ballet, La Sylphide, Uris Theater, New York; Feld Ballet; Louis Falco Dance Company, Sadlers Wells Theatre; Paul Taylor Dance Company, National Arts Centre; Stars of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Centennial Benefit Concert, Roy Thomson Hall 1987; Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ecstasy of Rita Joe, O’Keefe Centre; Royal Winnipeg Ballet (general); Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Nutcracker 1981; Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Russian tour (duplicates); Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Rodeo, National Arts Centre 1983; Les Feux-Follets 1967 (Festival Canada); Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Spy (with Judith Lander), Leah Posluns Theatre (duplicates); Toronto Dance Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, TWP Theatre 1976; Toronto Dance Festival, Margaret Dragu, TWP Theatre 1976; Toronto Dance Festival, Kathryn Brown, TWP Theatre 1976; Toronto Dance Festival, Judy Jarvis, TWP Theatre 1976; Toronto Dance Festival, Dancemakers, TWP Theatre 1976; Toronto Dance Theatre, TWP Theatre, early 1970s; Toronto Dance Theatre with Toronto Repertory Orchestra, St. Lawrence Centre; Toronto Dance Theatre, Legend, L’Assassin Menacé, MacMillan Theatre; Toronto Dance Theatre, MacMillan Theatre; Toronto Dance Theatre (general with artwork by John Fraser [image of Claudia Moore?]); Toronto Dance Theatre (same artwork as above) Nighthalks, Quartet, MacMillan Theatre; Toronto Dance Theatre, O’Laughlin Auditorium, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame 1974; Toronto Dance Theatre (general); Toronto Dance Theatre, MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building; Masque: An Evening of Dance, New Works by Toronto Dance Theatre Members, Castlefrank High School Auditorium; Toronto Dance Theatre with Toronto Repertory Orchestra, Hart House Theatre 1969; Toronto Dance Theatre (general: Claudia Moore, Charles Flanders in artwork); Toronto Dance Theatre (general: image from David Earle’s Quartet); Toronto Dance Theatre (general: image of Barry Smith in David Earle’s Boat, River, Moon) (duplicates); Toronto Dance Theatre 5th Anniversary Season, MacMillan Theatre 1972 (duplicates); Toronto Dance Theatre, Atlantis, MacMillan Theatre; School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Babar, National Arts Centre; Entre-Six, Leah Posluns Theatre c. 1975 (duplicates – also general version); Entre-Six, Leah Posluns Theatre (duplicates); Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Carmina Burana, O’Keefe Centre; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Tommy, Le Grand théâtre de Québec; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Nutcracker/Casse-Noisette, National Arts Centre (1977, 1983 or 1988); Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hangman’s Reel, The Marvellous Mandarin, Soaring, Capriccio, 1980 or 1986, National Arts Centre; Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Silver and the Circle of Messages, Pas de Deux, Jardin aux Lilas, Dawns and Dusks, National Arts Centre; The National Ballet of Canada, Nureyev, O’Keefe Centre; The National Ballet of Canada, Nureyev, O’Keefe Centre; The National Ballet of Canada, “Come to the Ballet” (duplicates); The National Ballet of Canada (artwork for mini posters); The National Ballet of Canada Ballet Ball 1990 (duplicates); The National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker (duplicates); The National Ballet of Canada, mixed program (Alexander Grant, AD), National Arts Centre; The National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker (general) (duplicates); The National Ballet of Canada, Life Dance, O’Keefe Centre 1983; The National Ballet of Canada, general 1981; The National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Reid Anderson, AD), O’Keefe Centre; The National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Karen Kain and Frank Augustyn), O’Keefe Centre (performance schedule on reverse); The National Ballet of Canada, Choreographic Workshop, Ryerson Theatre; The National Ballet of Canada, Don Quixote, The Dream, Hedda, Offenbach, National Arts Centre; Festival Internazionale del balleto, The National Ballet of Canada, Teatro comunale dell’opera di Genova 1980; Karen Kain by Ciancio; Karen Kain Lady of Dance by David Street 1983 (never released); The National Tap Dance Company of Canada, The Tin Soldier (duplicates); Daniel Léveillée, (National tour: Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa), National Arts Centre, 1984 or 1989 (duplicates); Le Groupe Nouvelle Aire, Centaur II, 1976 Olympics; Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre 1981 (company premiere); Canadian Dance Drama Company, Siddhartha, TWP Theatre c. 1973; Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, National Arts Centre c. 1983; Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (general) (duplicates); Canadian Gala Premiere of That’s Dancing 1985

Sullivan, Françoise (CA)
Born: June 10, 1925, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; sculptor; painter; designer; member of Les Automatistes; contributor to Le Refus Global; performed with Les Ballets-Québec; studied with Franziska Boas and Hanya Holm
See also ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstructions
Photographs of Boas Dance Group, portraits and photographs of Sullivan in New York and Montreal (PC&E); ENCORE! ENCORE! research notes; newspaper clippings (PC&E); oral history; choreographic drawings/floor plans; magazine clippings; house programs (PC&E)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Francoise Sullivan” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
From Automatism to Modern Dance: Françoise Sullivan with Franziska Boas in New York by Allana Lindgren

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 3, 55, 60

DCD WEB SITE LINKS
ENCORE! ENCORE! Exhibition: “Françoise Sullivan: Infinite Originality” curated by Allana Lindgren

Sullivan, Pauline (VF)
Born: c. 1915
Dancer; performed with Boris Volkoff’s group at 1936 Berlin Olympics
Sketch of Volkoff Ballet Mala; postcard c. 1940; personal correspondence; newspaper clippings and performance announcements c. 1933-1936, 1939, 1941(O&PC); German magazine featuring 1936 Olympics (O); booklet “Directions for the Opening Ceremony of the XIth Olympiad Berlin 1936” (O); brochure for Berlin Olympics (O); cruise menus and entertainment programs (Canadian Pacific 1936 – one signed by Volkoff dancers); The Greeter Guide, April 21, 1941; house programs for Mildred Wickson Studio of Dancing 1933, Boris Volkoff 1931-1941, The Board of the Royal Academy of Dance Club Leap Year Dance 1940

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 57

Sutcliffe, Alison (Brigden) (AR)
Born: May 29, 1909, Toronto, Ontario
Ballet, Modern and Spanish dancer; teacher; studied with Mildred Marsh, Leon Leonidoff, Florence Rogge, Michel Fokine, Nicolas Legat, Phyllis Bedells, Kurt Jooss, Mary Wigman, Martha Graham; taught dance for Toronto Conservatory of Music 1930s; taught Bettina Byers; director /choreographer for Hart House Theatre 1930s
Photographic prints and negatives; teaching and choreographic notes; studio brochures and flyers; newspaper clippings; correspondence with Mildred Marsh, Blair Cutting, Dorothy Goulding, Phyllis Bedells, Bettina Byers, Fred Coates, Madeline (Leweck) Agnini, Estelle Cohen, Margaret Curtis, Edward Harrington, Lillian Moore, Molly de Passos, Martin Penny, Helen Stearns, Marjorie Haskins, Lorna Sheard, Dorothy Goulding (and her daughters), Barbara Chilcott, Marion Hobday Allen; receipts; travel documents; costume designs; personal recollections/memoirs; series of 1930s Christmas cards; attendance records; address book; date books; study notes (music, dance, anatomy, Eurhythmics, Labanotation, composition); costuming notes; RAD syllabi; letters home from New York written on the backs of playbills from the Metropolitan Opera House 192-1929; pointe shoes; soft ballet slippers; skirt for Two Lovers by Alison Sutcliffe; tulle slip; Spanish dance comb; silk stockings; cotton leotard; photograph of Irina Baronova and portrait of Alison Sutcliffe by Allan Sangster 1935; photograph of Bettina Byers by Norma Cowley 1935; musical scores; published dances by Michel Fokine; sketches; souvenir programs; house programs; magazines (finding aid available); scope: 1920s-1960s

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 60

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

Sutcliffe, Sara (AR: 198.2010-1C-1)
Niece of Alison Sutcliffe
Photographs of Janet Baldwin (one by John Steele)

Sutherland, Edith
Born: 1907
Dancer
Donated by Marina Sutherland
Photographs; dance program card; medals from Arthur Murray Studios; correspondence

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Tangente (VF)
Montreal based-performance space founded by Dena Davida
Publicity materials; handbills; house programs; season calendars; press releases

Tembeck, Iro (née Valaskakis) (VF)
Born: November 3, 1946, Cairo, Egypt; Died: September 18, 2004, Montreal, Quebec
Dancer; choreographer; teacher; historian
Regarding Tembeck’s company AXIS: photographs, house programs, biographies, press releases, newspaper clippings; book launch invitation; two jacket covers for Danser à Montréal

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Iro Valaskakis Tembeck” by Linde Howe-Beck
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Politics and Dance in Montreal, 1940s to 1980s: The Imaginary Maginot Line between Anglophone and Francophone Dancers” and “Walking the Tightrope: Acrobatics and Athleticism on the Montreal Stage” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada edited by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
Estivale 2000: Canadian Dancing Bodies Then and Now/Les corps dansants d’hier à aujourd’hui au Canada: “Several (Hi)stories” and “Made in Montreal: Choreographic Trends 1978-1993” by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 33, 37, 55, 56 (articles by Iro Valaskakis Tembeck), 58

Tennant, Veronica (VF)
Born: January 15, 1946, London, England
Dancer; teacher; writer; producer; broadcaster; filmmaker; choreographer
Magazine clipping regarding Governor General’s awards 2004; DVD copies of A Pair of Red Shorts (2005), A Pairing of Swans (2005), Celia Franca: Tour de Force (2006)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Veronica Tennant” by Penelope Reed Doob

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 58

Thakkar, Menaka (VF; CR-EA)
Born: March 3, 1942, Bombay, India
Dancer; choreographer; artistic director
Journal article “Portrait of an Indian Dancer in Canada: Menaka Thakkar” by Rasesh Thakkar; photographs (E)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Menaka Thakkar” by Nadine Saxton
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “The Rebel Goddess: An Investigation of the Shift in Narrative in Indian Classical Dance” by Sarala Dandekar

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 61

Theatre Beyond Words (VF)
St. Catharines, Ontario-based theatre company (1977)
Photo (O)

Thomas, Audree (Ismailov)/Anna Istomina (VF)
Born: October 9, 1925, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher; studied with June Roper; dancer with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Léonide Massine’s Ballet Russe Highlights; film dancer
Donated by Elaine Campbell
Newspaper clippings regarding Thomas and son Greg Ismailov, dancer with Stuttgart Ballet (O); souvenir program for Léonide Massine’s Ballet Russe Highlights 1940s (O&PC)

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Audree Thomas” by Leland Windreich
Dance Encounters: “Anna Istomina” by Leland Windreich
June Roper: Ballet Starmaker by Leland Windreich

Thomas, Hallie (VF)
Writer; early publicist for National Ballet of Canada
Correspondence regarding National Ballet of Canada; business and administration papers; National Ballet Guild (NBG) program; NBG minutes (for Planning and Programming committee, June 29, 1966); NBG nomination list and other papers 1954-1955; NBG member list 1966-1967; “Presiding Genius”, presidential memories of twenty-five years in the life of Toronto Branch of the National Ballet Guild; newspaper clippings 1951-1954 & 1966; magazine 1953 (O); National Ballet of Canada press release 1966; personal notes and lists; house programs; Balletopics c. 1965, 1966, 1968; souvenir programs; fundraising folder 1967, 1968

Till, Eric (VF)
Born: November 24, 1929, London, England
Director; producer; writer; actor
Photographs of CBC Spanish dance production including dancers Brydon Paige and Ray Moller

Titchener-Smith, Samuel (VF)
Born: 1885, Toronto, Ontario; Died: 1980
Teacher in Toronto 1920s, 1930s
See Pauline King

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Samuel Titchener-Smith” by Mary Jane Warner
Toronto Dance Teachers, 1825-1925 by Mary Jane Warner

Tolhurst, Francis (VF)
Elocution and physical culture teacher for Toronto Conservatory of Music
Programs for June 19, 1922 University of Toronto production of The Sleeping Princess; class advertisement flyer c. 1920

Torey, Consuelo (VF)
Born: 1904, New York City, New York; Died: 1995, Vancouver, British Columbia
Dance lover; teacher; dance supply shop owner
Biographical booklet “Consuelo Torey Remembers” by Norman Frizzle

Toronto Dance Theatre (VF)
Toronto-based contemporary dance company founded by Patricia Beatty, David Earle and Peter Randazzo (1968)
Press release 1997/98 season
See also Patrica Beatty, David Earle, Andrew Oxenham, Dance in Canada Association (Photo Collection)

Toronto Star (OS)
Daily newspaper (1892)
Donated by Susan Walker, dance critic
Promotional videos for dance artists based or performing in Toronto 1990s

Toumine, Nesta (née: Williams) (Finding Aid: VF; AR; OS)
Born: October 28, 1912, Croyden, England; Died: February 1, 1996, Ottawa, Ontario
Artistic director; choreographer; teacher; dancer; danced with Ballets Russes de Paris and Leonide Massine’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo; co-founded Ottawa Ballet Company (1947) with Yolande Leduc; founded Ottawa Classical Ballet (1949), Classical Ballet Concert Group (1958) and Ballet Imperial (1965)
Biographical notes; press releases; newspaper and magazine clippings; correspondence; photographs; list of dancers and choreographies; photographs; house programs; souvenir programs for Classical Ballet Concert Group 1962, Northeast Regional Ballet Festival (USA) 1960; costumes; props; sets; backdrops; scope: c. 1925-1970s; finding aid available
See also ENCORE! ENCORE! Reconstruction

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Nesta Toumine” by Rosemary Jeanes Antze
Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories: “Nesta Toumine’s Legacy: From the Ballets Russes to the Ottawa Ballet” by Rosemary Jeanes Antze

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issues 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 17, 42

Tovey, Lee (VF)
Dancer; teacher
Major Research Paper submitted for completion of master’s degree in dance at York University titled “Gladys Forrester: Legacy of a Canadian Dance Pioneer”
See also Gladys Forrester

Tresham, Dorothy (VF)
Born: Hamilton, Ontario
Teacher
School records; costumes; photographs from DCD visit to Tresham’s home in Hamilton; dance notes; music scores; books; school brochures; dance magazines 1928-1942; pointe shoes; rosin box; 1954 Canada Packers silver cup; Dance Teachers’ Association notes; awards certificate; Gold Seal 1951

DCD MAGAZINE LINKS
Issue 44

Tully, Ruth (Bell Davison) (VF, 027.2008-0-1)
Born: 1908, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Died: July 1997
Dancer, teacher, choreographer; danced with Hylda Davies in Halifax 1920s-1930s
Photographs (O&PC); negatives; oral history; personal correspondence

DCD CATALOGUE LINKS
ETDC/EDTC: “Ruth Tully” 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
Issues 6, 31

Tuttle, Fleita Fidelis (VF)
Born: November 18, 1913, Edmonton, Alberta; Died: June 6, 2001, British Columbia
Dancer; teacher
Article for Dance Central “A Time to Mourn – A Time to Dance: Fleita Fidelis Tuttle: 1913-2001

University of Waterloo Dance Department
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