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MS Thr 455

Weller, Gladys Lasky, 1922-1988. Gladys Lasky Weller papers, 1955-1980: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 455
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Weller, Gladys Lasky, 1922-1988.
Title: Gladys Lasky Weller papers,
Date(s): 1955-1980.
Quantity: 1 collection (7 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Materials used by the ballet teacher, choreographer, and ballet scholar Gladys Weller in her teaching of ballet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2003MT-156. Gift of Gladys Lasky Weller Estate, c/o Anthony Weller, 2 Adams Hill Road, Annisquam, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930; received: 1988 February 17.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gladys Lasky Weller Papers, 1955-1980 (MS Thr 455). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gladys Lasky Weller, ballet teacher, choreographer, and dance scholar, came to the United States in 1954 from London, England, after years of classical training at the Royal Ballet School, La Scala, and with the Royal Danish Ballet. She opened a dance studio in Macon, Georgia, in 1956 and founded the Macon Ballet Guild. She was a lifelong member of the Royal Academy of Dancing and the Imperial Society of Dance Teachers, as well as a director of Dance Masters of America. She was elected to membership in the Royal Academy of Ballet and served on the Georgia Arts Commission.


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Scope and Contents

Consists of materials used by Weller in her teaching of ballet, including course syllabi and recordings as well as choreography and music. Additionally, the collection contains correspondence between Weller and other members of the dance community, including Cyril Beaumont, Ivor Guest, Rudy Jenkins, Monty Morris, Patricia Schuster, Walter Toscanini, and George Zoritch. Also includes programs from various ballet companies and a few photographs, among other items.

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