Verla Flowers scrapbook, 1921-1942.
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Adolph Bolm (b. Sept. 25, 1884 in St. Petersburg, Russia; d. April 18, 1951 in Hollywood, Calif.) was a ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet master, and dance teacher. From the description of Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982 (bulk 1908-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 671239720 Biographical Note Adolph Bolm was born in St. Petersburg in 1884, entered the Imperial Ballet School in 1894, and became a dancer with the M...
Founded in 1914 by Nellie C. Cornish as the Cornish School of Music, the Cornish School of Allied Arts quickly became established as the first school in the western United States to offer comprehensive training in all of the arts. Nellie Cornish sought to educate artists through exposure to all art forms and within the first few years of the school's existence she had expanded the curriculum to offer courses in dance, visual arts, theater and design. She recruited a wide...
Although she had numerous accomplishments of her own, pioneering Seattle dance teacher, choreographer and dancer, Verla Flowers (1913-2002), is best remembered through her association with her most famous student, Mark Morris. Flowers, who grew up in Seattle's North End and attended the West Woodland School and Ballard High School, first learned dancing from her mother, Augusta (who later would be a social dancing instructor at the Cornish School). Her dance training was...