Jump to content

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to accept cookies, unless you've opted out. (US government web page with instructions to opt out: http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml)


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 rg


    Emeralds Circle

  • Editorial Advisor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,512 posts

Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:11 PM

Dance writer George Dorris just wrote to say that Gage Bush Englund died yesterday.
Ballettalk members may know her as a ballet teacher and ballet director connected to American Ballet Theatre's second company, which I think was in many ways founded by her late husband Richard Englund, who also worked with the Joffrey if mem. serves. Their daughter Rachel Rutherford is in NYCB.

#2 Mel Johnson

Mel Johnson

    Diamonds Circle

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,311 posts

Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:56 PM

That's quite a shock. Gage was the eldest of the original Ford Foundation Scholarship students at SAB, in the same class with Suzanne Farrell, William Glassman, and Hilda Morales.

May she have eternal rest,
May light eternal shine upon her.

#3 glebb


    Gold Circle

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 807 posts

Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:22 PM

The costumes for Mr. Joffrey's last venture into choreography- POSTCARDS, were a gift from Gage Bush.

#4 carbro


    Late Board Registrar

  • Rest in Peace
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,361 posts

Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

Condolences to Rachel Rutherford and Ms. Bush's many ballet progeny.

Her influence will be felt for generations to come.

#5 rplaut


    New Member

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 9 posts

Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:11 AM

Miss Gage was extremely generous in so many ways. Her financial support allowed ABTII and JoffreyII to train hundreds of young dancers, and she gave such warmth, kindness, and encouragement to all. She will be missed.

From the New York Times: Gage Bush Englund, Ballet Mistress and Dancer, Dies at 77

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases. (If it doesn't appear below, your computer's or browser's adblockers may have blocked display):