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Dance 461: Dance History from 1900: People

America's irreplaceable dance treasures

An irreplaceable dance treasure is a person who has: - Made a significant impact on dance as an art form - Demonstrated artistic excellence - Enriched the nation's cultural heritage - Demonstrated the potential to enhance the lives of future generations - Shown itself worthy of national and international recognition.

Artist Experts by Genre


Neoclassical Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

Balletic-leaning Contemporary

Justin Peck

MD 1786 .N4 B35 2015

Desmond Richardson/Dwight Rhoden

several items

Paul Lightfoot

M 1520 .D5 K35 2002 DVD

Benjamin Millepied

MD 1785 .A1 C82 2004 Quarto

Alonzo King

several items

Matthew Bourne

several items

Frederick Ashton

many books & DVDs

Emily Molnar

Summer Rhatigan

Kenneth MacMillan

many books & DVDs

Nacho Duato

several items

Sol León

Serge Lifar

many books & DVDs

Christopher Wheeldon

several items

Crystal Pite


Mats Ek

several items



Edouard Lock

several items



European / Dance Theatre

Downtown Post-Modern

Modern Dance Fusions

Akram Khan

several items

Meredith Monk

many items

Ron K. Brown

Sasha Waltz

several items

Miguel Gutierrez

Doug Elkins

Jasmin Vardimon

John Jasperse

MD 1782.5 .M67 S63 2004

Urban Bush Women

MD 1786 .U73 G46 2010

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

several items

Terry O’Connor


Chunky Move

several items

Anna Halprin

many items

Eiko & Koma

several items

DV8 Physical Theatre

several items

Bebe Miller

Rennie Harris

several items

Hofesh Schechter

Deborah Hay

several items



Kyle Abraham

MD 1619 .S77 L66 2012



Uptown Post-Modern

Classical Modern Dance

Early Modern Dance

Mark Morris

many items

Katherine Dunham

many items

Ruth Saint Denis

many items

Lar Lubovitch

several items

Erick Hawkins

many items

Loie Fuller

many items

David Parsons

MD 1785 .P27 P37 1992 DVD

Charles Weidman

several items

Hanya Holm

many items

Stephen Petronio

MD 1619 .S77 L66 2012

Helen Tamiris

Pearl Primus

several items

Lucinda Childs

several items

Lester Horton

many items



Percussive Dance

Partner Dances

Urban Dance

William Henry Lane (Master Juba)

MD 1794 .S45 W43 2015

"Shorty" George Snowden

Don "Campbellock" Campbell

MD 1796 .B74 B72 2004 DVD

Charles "Honi" Coles

Irene & Vernon Castle

many items

Brian “footwork” Green and/or Marjory Smarth

MD 1624.5 .N4 C54 2011 DVD

Cholly Atkins

several items

Frankie Manning

several items

The Electric Boogaloos

John Bubbles

Norma Miller

several items

Rock Steady Crew,

NYC Breakers, Zulu Kings (pick one)

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

several items

Al Minns & Leon James

several items

Buddah Stretch of Elite Force Crew

Gregory Hines

many items

Eddie Torres



Rudolph Valentino

many items



Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan


Performing Arts Librarian

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Myrna Layton
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