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#1 King

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 01:58 PM

If you have any idea of the whereabouts of any of these dance professionals, especially their e-mail or current professional affiliation, I'd sure appreciate the tips:

Talal Al-Muhana
Katherine Anderson
Elaine Bauer
Eleanor Bernard
Carinne Binda
Becky Blair
Ciscoe Bruton
David Bushman
Sanson Candelaria
Ron Cundiff
Ron Cunningham
Jerilyn Dana
Kathy Devlin
Dayna Fox
Marjorie Hardwick
Leslie Jonas
Walter Kaiser
Krystal Kaiser
Lisa Massei
Rebecca McLain
Lorenzo Monreal
Clyde Nantais
Ellen O'Reilly
Tracy Owens
Alphonse Poulin
Gregg Schramel
Cydney Spohn
Clive Thompson
Mel Tomlinson
Dee Dee Weathers
Krista Welch
David Wilson
Nanci Woods
Bonnie Wyckoff

Thanks,

King Douglas

#2 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:05 PM

Last I knew of Talal he was working with Amanda Miller in Frieburg. That's a while back. I may be able to get a message to him, though.

Which Eleanor Bernard? If it's the one who danced in Indianapolis and Lexington Ballet, she's in Mobile at present. I can also relay a message.

Carinne Binda and Ron Cunningham run Sacramento Ballet (or did as of '02)

Last I heard of Tomlinson, he was an ordained minister down in NC (this was from a news article about a year ago.)

I know this is an obvious suggestion, but with several of these people, try Google. Chances are they'll turn up.

#3 King

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:17 PM

Last I knew of Talal he was working with Amanda Miller in Frieburg.  That's a while back.  I may be able to get a message to him, though.

Which Eleanor Bernard?  If it's the one who danced in Indianapolis and Lexington Ballet, she's in Mobile at present.  I can also relay a message.

Carinne Binda and Ron Cunningham run Sacramento Ballet (or did as of '02)

Last I heard of Tomlinson, he was an ordained minister down in NC (this was from a news article about a year ago.)

I know this is an obvious suggestion, but with several of these people, try Google.  Chances are they'll turn up.

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Thanks very much for the tips...I'll follow up. Most of these folks are featured on my website--I photographed them--and I just want to drop them a message to that effect. Some are old friends that I've lost track of.

I know that Ron and Carinne are in Sacramento, but I don't have a good contact number/e-mail for them. The Eleanor Bernard I'm looking for is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. I've Googled all.

King

#4 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:31 PM

That's the same Eleanor.

If you give me your contact information off list, I would be happy to forward it on. Same with Talal, although my information for him is older.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:36 PM

Adding: Oh yes, that's definitely the same Eleanor. I worked with her the next year at Lexington Ballet. I loved partnering her, she was my perfect height!

#6 SharonF

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 08:22 PM

Sorry--no new information here at all. Just wanted to let you know I am also looking to contact Krista Welch. I have no idea what happened to her after Dallas. I used to train with her and I'd like to see how she is.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:27 PM

Hello!
I danced with Krista too, in Walnut Creek. Many of us here in the Bay Area have had a heck of a time getting any concrete info.

Best,
David

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:14 AM

King, I don't know if you're still looking for all those people, but :

-the following page lists Clyde Nantais as the executive director of the Boston Dance Company:

http://www.bostondan...ny.org/id4.html

-Alphonse Poulin is listed as a faculty member of the Julliard School (and also teacher for various companies):

http://www.juilliard...504_Poulin.html

-Sanson Candelaria used to dance with the Ballets Trockadero de Monte-Carlo, and unfortunately seems to have passed away in 1986 (a search in the catalog of the New York Public Library list obituaries for him in December 1986 in "Dance and dancers" and February 1987 in "Dance Magazine").

-Dee Dee Weathers is listed as a ballet teacher at Higher Ground Dance and Pilates, Anaheim, California:

http://highergroundd...om/faculty.html

and she performed in several films:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915770/

-cydney spohn is listed as a board advisor of the North Carolina School of the Arts:

http://www.ncarts.ed...enan/boards.asp

and is a faculty member of Akron University:

http://www3.uakron.e...culty_staff.htm

-Gregory Schramel (former Miami City Ballet soloist) and Marjorie Hardwick (husband and wife) founded the New Orleans Ballet Theater in 2003 ; however I couldn't find a web site for the company:

http://publications....eatReports.html
http://www.bestofnew...-06-10/hot.html

-Leslie Jonas stopped dancing at 34, graduated from Brown University and is now is a graphic designer:

http://www.gdusa.com/people/2_01.php
http://www.bestofnew...-06-08/hot.html

-David Bushman performs as a dancer and singer:

http://www.agencegoo.../bushman-d.html

-Elaine Bauer is listed among the staff of the PNB school:

http://www.pnb.org/p...hool/staff.html

-Tracy Owens is listed on that page but I don't understand what the page is (the top is in Dutch), I think it's a list of teachers:

http://www.euronet.n...n4/docenten.htm

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:37 AM

This is the most recent info I could find on Clive Thompson (I googled only him because I took his classes in the 60s -- dynamic teacher!):

Clive Thompson interview 2003

It's a lovely interview. Maybe the Jamaica Gleaner can tell you where to contact him.

#10 Amy Reusch

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 07:34 AM

Thanks for posting this... it was nice to see some familiar names... it makes me wish all companies kept a "where are they now?" page on their websites so we could see where our favorites have gone on to.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:12 PM

I have been looking for my first ballet teacher for years, to no avail. I would like to know what became of Karl Klauser. I don't mean the composer, whose name does come up on google, but the dancer, choreographer, and teacher who danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He would be about 74 years old. He opened the Dance Academy of Rockville Centre in 1959. I was one of his first students. The last time I saw him was 1973. He sold the studios to Marty Morginsky, who had taught jazz there, soon after that. One of my first teachers there was Marie Adair (who died in her early 60s), with whom I not only studied as a young teenager but years later, when she was hired by Harry Bernstein to teach ballet at Adelphi University. Did anyone here know Karl or any of the other dancers/teachers I mentioned?

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:07 PM

[Donning Moderator's Beanie]
I just posted a reminder on a similar thread:

For those with leads to other dancers who've lost touch, out of deference to people's desire for privacy, please keep the details of their whereabouts to a necessary minimum (or less :blush:). If you know the whereabouts of someone being sought by a former colleague, please relate the particulars privately. Of course, if the information is on the web, it is perfectly okay to post a link.

I'm sure you understand. Thank you.


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Posted 09 July 2005 - 12:06 AM

One of my first teachers there was Marie Adair (who died in her early 60s), with whom I not only studied as a young teenager but years later, when she was hired by Harry Bernstein to teach ballet at Adelphi University. Did anyone here know Karl or any of the other dancers/teachers I mentioned?

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Marie was teaching ballet at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 70's and early 80's while I was a grad student there. She taught a lovely, modest class.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

Hello!
I'm sorry I don't actually know if this topic is still working...
I'm a dancer from Italy, and I'm looking for a ballet teacher [size=5]REBECCA MC LAIN[/size]
I don't actually know anything about her,.. She was my teacher's teacher.
The only information I found out is:
-She moved to Italy
-She was ballet teacher and director at STAR DANCE ACADEMY, In Vicenza, (North of Italy)
-She worked there at least 'till 1987 (or even some years longer), and then she went back to America.

I've already looked for her on social networks, but I haven't found anything yet.
I don't know how old she is, but she might be on her 50s, I belive.
It would be very important for me to find out where she's working or living now, I've been trying to find and contact her for years...!
If you know ANYTHING about her, please, don't hesitate to write back... it could help =)
Thank you
F.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just a reminder to please be discreet with information that Ms. McLain might prefer not to publicize. Please use the Contact Us link, and with her permission, we will send Fra's email address for you to forward to Ms. McLain. Thank you.


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