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1959

Alvin Ailey & Company
Thomas Andrew & Company
Ballet Rambert
Bhaskar & Company
Jean Cébron
Carola Goya & Matteo
Jacob's Pillow Dancers
Tania Karina, Oleg Sabline & Company
Myra Kinch & Company
La Meri
Pearl Lang & Company
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Liturgical Dance Choir of Hunter College
Merry-Go-Rounders
Nelle Fisher & Rudy Tronto
Lupe Serrano & Erik Bruhn
Ted Shawn
Ruth St. Denis
Ximenez-Vargas Ballet Español

1958

Atlanta Civic Ballet
Irina Borowska & Kenneth Johnson
Jean Cébron
Barbara Fallis & Royes Fernandez
Shrimathi Gina
Ram Gopal
Lotte Goslar
Carola Goya & Matteo
Geoffrey Holder & Company
Kandyan Dancers of Ceylon
Tania Karina & Oleg Sabline
Myra Kinch & Company with Ted Shawn
Pauline Koner & Company
Teresita La Tana
Mata & Hari
Daniel Nagrin
Nina Novak & George Zoritch with Irina Kovalska & Edmund Novak
Donald Saddler & Company with Maria Karnilova
Mia Slavenska & André Eglevsky
Sahomi Tachibana
Violette Verdy & Scott Douglas
Ximenez-Vargas Spanish Ballet Company

1957

Mary Anthony Dance Theatre
Sonia Arova & Erik Bruhn
Ballet Celeste
Jean Cébron
Jean Léon Destiné & Company
Carlos Antonio Fernandez
Josefina Garcia
Lotte Goslar with Freddy Albeck
Carola Goya & Matteo
Kurt & Grace Graff
Benjamin Harkarvy Ballet Company with Joy Williams & Charles Czarny
Myra Kinch & Company with Ted Shawn
Iva Kitchell
Alicia Markova with Hugh Laing
Bruce McClure
Miami Civic Ballet
Antonia Morales
Barton Mumaw
National Ballet of Canada with Lois Smith & David Adams
Royal Danish Ballet
Ted Shawn
Ruth St. Denis
Maria Tallchief & André Eglevsky
Glen Tetley & Gemze De Lappe with Beatrice Tompkins & Diane Consoer
Tom Two Arrows
Wisnu Wardhana & Bagong Kussudiardjo

1956

Sonia Arova & Job Sanders
Irina Borowska & Alan Howard
Merce Cunningham Dance Company with John Cage
Dokodouvsky-Stroganova Ballet
Gina
Lotte Goslar
Carola Goya & Matteo
Rebecca Harris
Melissa Hayden & Francisco Moncion
Geoffrey Holder & Company with Carmen de Lavallade
Myra Kinch & Company
Tommy Marlowe
Nina Novak & Leon Danielian
San Francisco Ballet
Ted Shawn
Mia Slavenska & Robert Morrow
Lois Smith & David Adams
Anna Sokolow's Theatre Dance Company
Emy St. Just & Company
Ruth St. Denis
Sahomi Tachibana
Texas State College for Women Modern Dance Group

1955

Birgit Akesson
Alicia Alonso
American Mime Theatre
Erik Bruhn
John Butler Dance Theatre with Glen Tetley & Mary Hinkson
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Alexandra Danilova
Jean Léon Destiné with Alphonse Cimber
Emily Frankel & Mark Ryder
Josefina Garcia
Carola Goya & Matteo
Maria Karnilova & David Nillo
Myra Kinch
Iva Kitchell
Moscelyne Larkin
Iris Mabry
La Mariquita
Michael Maule
Mary Ellen Moylan
Negro Dance Theatre
Nina Novak
Yvonne Patterson, Joan Van Orden & Paul Sutherland
Priyagopal
Royal Danish Ballet
Ted Shawn
Mia Slavenska & Adreano Vitale
Ruth St. Denis
Xenia Zarina

1954

American Mime Theatre
John Butler Dance Theatre with Glen Tetley & Felisa Conde
Celtic Ballet of Scotland
Alexandra Danilova with Michael Maule & Marvin Krauter
Eyrick Darby
Marlene Dell & Don Farnworth
Emerson & Jayne
The Ernestis
Ram Gopa l
Lotte Goslar with Freddy Albeck
Kurt & Grace Graff
Harriette Ann Gray & Company
Hadassah & Company
Geoffrey Holder & Company
Lester Horton Dance Theatre with Carmen de Lavallade & James Truitte
Inesita
Pearl Lang & Company
Yurek Lazowski
Carmelita Maracci
Michael Maule
Mary Ellen Moylan
Negro Dance Theatre
Alonzo Rivera
Inge Sand & Vladimir Dokoudovsky
Charles Weidman Theatre Dance Company

1953

John Butler Company with Felisa Conde & Glen Tetley
Yvonne Chouteau & Gilbert Reed
Jean Léon Destiné & Company
Richard Englund & Company
Carola Goya
Tatiana Grantzeva & Polajenko
Melissa Hayden & Michael Maule
Lester Horton Dance Theatre
Robert Joffrey & Company
Myra Kinch
Iva Kitchell
La Meri & Peter DiFalco
Zoya Leporska & Peter Nelson
José Limón & Company with Pauline Koner
Alicia Markova
Donald McKayle & Company
National Ballet of Canada
Marion Scott & Company
Ted Shawn
Shivaram
Ruth St. Denis
Sahomi Tachibana
Karoun Tootikian & her Armenian Ballet

1952

Talley Beatty & Company
Alexandra Danilova
Peter DiFalco
Nina Fonaroff
Frederic Franklin
Carol Frishman & Anthony Mordente
Josefina Garcia
Tatiana Grantzeva
Rebecca Harris
Bill Hooks & Company
Sinda Iberia
Robert Joffrey Ballet Company
Juana
Albia Kavan & Rex Cooper
Myra Kinch
Iva Kitchell
La Meri
José Limón & Company
Katherine Litz
Ralph McWilliams
Duncan Noble & Company
Polajenko
Ted Shawn
Mia Slavenska
Ruth St. Denis
Richard Stuart & Vanya
Marina Svetlova & Robert Calder

1951

Ronne Aul
Taik Won Cho & Sun Yong Kim
Jean Léon Destiné with Jeanne Ramon & Alphonse Cimber
Josefina Garcia
Kurt & Grace Graff
Hadassah & Company
Rebecca Harris
Melissa Hayden & Herbert Bliss
Jacob's Pillow Ballet
Nora Kaye, Hugh Laing & Diana Adams
Myra Kinch & Company
Iva Kitchell
La Meri& Peter DiFalco
Tanaquil LeClercq & Nicholas Magallanes
Lilian
José Limón & Company with Pauline Koner
Annabelle Lyon
Lillian Moore
Ted Shawn
Ruth St. Denis
Richard & Flora Stuart
Maria Tallchief & Michael Maule

1950

Ballet Guild with Bettina Rosay & David Tihmar
Bocchino & Company
Jean Léon Destiné & Jeanne Ramon
Emily Frankel & Mark Ryder
Josefina Garcia
Nana Gollner & Paul Petroff
Peter Hamilton with Felisa Conde & Jack Ferris
Aubrey Hitchins Ballet
Anna Istomina & Leon Danielian
Virginia Johnson's Theatre Dance Group
Betty Jones & Lucas Hoving
Myra Kinch & Company
Iva Kitchell
La Meri with Peter DiFalco & Company
José Limón with Letitia Ide & Ellen Love
Mara & Dancers with Chao-Li Chi & Michiko
Lillian Moore
Pola Nirenska
Pearl Primus
Herbert Ross-John Ward Company
Ted Shawn
Mia Slavenska & Company
Ruth St. Denis

Performers: 1950-1959

Several seasons in the 1950s were built around a high-profile company that Ted Shawn referred to as his "crown jewel," often performing for two or three consecutive weeks. Some of these, such as the Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Rambert and National Ballet of Canada, made their U.S. debuts here.

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