Chicago ballet dancer.
Of Swedish descent, Harriet Lundgren, daughter of Ida Lundgren and artist Martin Lundgren, was born in Chicago in 1907. Lungren started her training at the Hazel Wallack Studio, later joined the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet, and still later the Adolph Bolm Company. For a number of years, Lundgren was a principal performer, most notably with the Chicago Civic Opera Company, where she was prima ballerina from 1922 to 1932. She toured both in America and in Europe, and appeared with the Ruth Page Ballet at Ravinia Park, the Capitol Theatre in New York, the Century of Progress International Exposition, and at many other venues. Harriet Lundgren was not only a well-known performer, she was also a teacher. She was on the faculty of the Bush Conservatory, a school of dramatic arts and dancing, where her teaching was described along the lines of Russian and Italian ballet, emphasizing toe, character, Oriental and interpretive techniques. Among other activities, she taught at the traveling normal school conducted by the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters. After a busy career being involved in numerous Chicago events, Lundgren left the stage in the 1950s and opened a dance school in the Edgewater Beach Apartments. She retired in the 1960s and died in 1996.
From the description of Harriet Lundgren papers, 1917-1991, bulk 1920-1938. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 213408243