Photo Gallery: Ruth St. Denis

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American Modern Dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, photographed by Arnold Genthe, published in The Book of The Dance, 1916.

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Modern dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis in India, early 20th Century. Hand-colored, photographer unknown. Don Hewitt Collection.

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Ruth St. Denis, early 20th Century. Photographer unknown. Don Hewitt Collection.

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Ruth St. Denis, early color photography by Arnold Genthe, published in The Book of the Dance, 1916.

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The Denishawn Company, 1924-25, with composer Louis Horst (top center) who collaborated for many years with Martha Graham. Doris Humphrey (center), and Charles Weidman (2nd row, left) formed their own dance company and created the Humphrey-Weidman technique. Don Hewitt Collection