Tim Draper
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320 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Tim Draper

From Eastman Theatre's Muses to the Founding of Rochester City Ballet

by Wendy Roxin Wicks

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Tells the interwoven stories of revered dance teacher Timothy Draper, the Rochester City Ballet that he founded, and its predecessor, the Eastman Theatre Ballet, established in 1923 as the first professional ballet company in theUnited States.
In this engaging book, journalist Wendy Wicks tells the story of revered dance teacher Timothy Draper, the Rochester City Ballet that he founded, and its predecessor, the Eastman Theatre Ballet, established in 1923 as the first professional ballet company in the United States. Draper, who died in 2003 at age forty-nine, trained hundreds of young dancers who have gone on to worldwide careers with illustrious companies. Wicks includes touching reminiscencesfrom these former students, interwoven with Draper's own story. The result is a compelling portrait of a complex and brilliant teacher.

Wendy Roxin Wicks is a writer, editor, and publicist specializing in the performingarts. Her work has appeared in Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit Magazine. She is a graduate of Cornell University and is currently a student at the University of Rochester's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
List of Artist Reminiscences
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Silenced Slippers
Born into Rochester's Illustrious Dance Tradition
Timmy
Miss Olive McCue and the Mercury Ballet
Off to Miss Crofton's
Training for Trockadero
Coconut Grove
Coming Home to Build a Dream
What They Did for Love
Momentum
An Embarrassment of Riches
Finally
Going to the Ball
A New Home for a New Decade
Living the Dream
Hugs, Tim
Too Young, Too Soon
The School and the Company Go On
Our Muses
Notes
Index

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9781580465021

October 2014

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

30 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Meliora Press

Imprint: University of Rochester Press