Agnes de Mille: Particular Passions, Women of Wisdom

This chapter from Lynn Gilbert’s book, published in 1981, is reprinted here in its entirety, with permission from the author.

Joey Harris and Lois Ellyn in the Black Swan pas de deux. Photo by Steve Mason, from the Don Hewitt archive.

Notes on Ballet: History and Teaching in the L.A. Area

This article appears in two parts:  In Part 1, Don Hewitt writes of his life as a ballet artist/teacher in Los Angeles for more than forty years. In Part 2, he provides an extensive overview of Southern California’s many important ballet teachers, their schools…