The Lasting Impact of Rudolf Nureyev, Ballet’s First Superstar
Lecture by Gretchen Ward Warren.
For 27 years, Ms. Warren was a faculty member at the University of South Florida and was named Professor Emerita upon her retirement in 2009. Previously, she was a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet (1965-76) and Ballet Mistress of American Ballet Theatre II in New York (1978-83). In addition to her work as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, she has designed costumes for ABT, Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Miami City Ballet.
Ms. Warren has written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Now, Dance View, and Pointe magazine. Internationally known as a master teacher, she is the author of two bestselling books: Classical Ballet Technique and The Art of Teaching Ballet: Ten 20th Century Masters. In 2010, she received two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from the Florida Dance Association and the other from CORPS de Ballet International. She has been selected for Who’s Who in America.