Leslie, Caird, 1899-1970

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Ballet dancer and teacher, Caird Leslie was born in Des Moines, Iowa ca. 1900 and died in New York City February 8,1970. He was raised in Seattle and returned there to teach at the Cornish School from 1935-1950. He had a longtime association with Adolf Bolm for whom he danced at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in “Petrouchka.” Caird Leslie founded the Ballet Center Studio in New York City.

From the guide to the Caird Leslie papers, 1915-1965, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

American ballet dancer and teacher, born Des Moines, Iowa, ca. 1900, died New York City, 1970.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1965. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571646

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creatorOf Leslie, Caird. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Leslie, Caird. Letter, 1969 Aug. 26, New York, to Marian Horosko, [New York] [7] p. on 6 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Leslie, Caird. Papers, 1915-1965. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Caird Leslie papers, 1915-1965 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
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associatedWith Balanchine, George, 1904-1983. person
associatedWith Ballets Russes (Diaghilev) corporateBody
associatedWith Bird, Bonnie. person
associatedWith Bolm, Adolf, 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951 person
associatedWith Cornish Institute of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cornish, Nellie Centennial, 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Merce. person
associatedWith Danilova, Alexandra, 1907- person
associatedWith Dunham, Katherine. person
associatedWith Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. person
associatedWith Gide, André, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Graham, Martha, 1894-1991. person
associatedWith Horosko, Marian. person
associatedWith International Dance Competition (1934 : Vienna, Austria) corporateBody
associatedWith Korngold, Erich Wolfgang, 1897-1957. person
associatedWith Legat, Nikolaĭ Gustavovich, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet. corporateBody
associatedWith Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943. person
associatedWith Wells, Mary Ann. person
associatedWith Wiesenthal, Grete. person
associatedWith Wiesenthal sisters. corporateBody
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Ballet dancers


Birth 1899-05-10

Death 1970


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