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Illinois Ballet. : Illinois Ballet Records, 1959-1972

The Illinois Ballet was founded in 1959 by two former Sadler's Wells ballet dancers, Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. The company presented several seasons of performances per year until its demise in 1972. The company remained constant with four soloists and ten corps members, and included two dancer/choreographers, Hy Somers and Dom Orejudos (aka Etienne). Collection consists of numerous performance photographs, programs and publicity material, a few pieces of correspondence and office records, 78 rpm recordings, sheet music and posters.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - (3 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Dance
Call Number: Dance MS Illinois Ballet
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The Illinois Ballet Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).