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Additional title: 60 minutes. Ballerina
Safer, Morley (Reporter)
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Interviewee)
Wilde, Patricia, 1928- (Teacher)
Oganesoff, Igor (Producer)
CBS Television Network (Broadcaster)
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Teacher)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1970 - 1979 (Approximate)
Place: U.S.
Publisher: CBS-TV
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9460
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5979 (former)
American Ballet Theatre., School
Dance -- Auditions
Televised dance
Television programs
Performers: Reporter: Morley Safer.
Venue: Telecast by CBS-TV on the program 60 minutes.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Betamax) (10 min.) ; sound, color ; 1/2 in.
News report on American Ballet Theatre School, New York, focusing on the school's auditions for admission and scholarships. The school's director, Leon Danielian, discusses the criteria for selection, the low success rate for aspiring dancers, and the difficulty of ballet as a profession. He and balletmistress Patricia Wilde are seen working with students in the classroom. A student's perspective is provided by sixteen-year-old Jane Hickey.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14259114
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 395c3780-8cc4-0135-b104-2573671bcb1a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1970: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballerina" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970 - 1979.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballerina" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970 - 1979). Ballerina Retrieved from

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