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Rose Anne Thom

Rose Anne Thom has been a member of the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College since l975, teaching courses in dance history, criticism, Labanotation, and pedagogy for graduate and undergraduate students within the dance department, and courses in dance history as part of the humanities curriculum. A writer and critic of live performance and film/video for Dance Magazine since l968, her free-lance writing credits include Collier’s Encyclopedia, Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, International Dictionary of Ballet and The Forward as well as articles and reviews in other periodicals. She has been an auditor for the Dance Program of the New York State Council for the Arts and an Oral Historian for the Dance Research Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the School of American Ballet Oral Preservation Project.

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Melissa Hayden

Melissa Hayden was born Mildred Herman, April 23, 1923, in Toronto, Canada. Neither of her parents, Kate Weinberg and Jacob Herman, who had immigrated from the region surrounding Kiev in Russia, had any artistic talents. Her father operated a successful wholesale fruit and vegetable business. Her sister Leola was eight years her senior; her sister Annette was three years younger. Hayden started her ballet training fairly late, at age fifteen, with Boris Volkoff, an influential Toronto teacher. After five years of study with Volkoff, for which, when she was out of high school, she paid by working as a bookkeeper, she decided it was necessary to continue her training in New York.

Annabelle Gamson

More than any other artist in the mid-1970s, Annabelle Gamson initiated unprecedented attention to the history of American modern dance. Her musically inspired, passionate performances of dances, choreographed by Isadora Duncan and others in the early twentieth century, brought about a resurgence of interest in Duncan’s work and her legacy, modern dance.

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