The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1938-1962) toured from coast to coast and helped develop an enthusiastic new audience for ballet in America. This study explores the approximately 300 designs which comprise the largest single collection commissioned between 1938 and 1944.
Jack Anderson is the award-winning author of books on dance history, and dance critic for the New York Times. He lives in New York City. Janet Light, journalist and teacher of ballet history, has been a site visitor for the NEA Dance Program. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Malcolm McCormick is a dance writer, lecturer and designer, and a former professional dancer. He lives in Canton, New York.