Fonds - Bill McGrath fonds

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Bill McGrath fonds

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1 folder of textual material + 6 photographs

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Bill McGrath was born in Cumberland, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He began his dance training with Wynne Shaw in Victoria. He joined the Winnipeg Ballet in 1951 as a Principal Dancer. During the summer months, he would return to British Columbia and perform in Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars. During the summer of 1954, he and Shelagh Henderson opened a ballet school in Burnaby, British Columbia. He moved to Toronto in 1957 to perform on television with The Shirley Harmer Show. He continued to appear on television in London, England as part of the The Carlu Carter Trio. He moved to Australia in 1961, where he continued to perform as well as teach. Bill McGrath passed away in March 1994 in New South Wales, Australia.

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The records of Bill McGrath came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB and were also collected by members of the Alumni Association.

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The Bill McGarth fonds includes the following series: Alumni questionnaire (1990); biographical information (1952-1957); obituary (1994) and photographs (1950-1955).

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The National Library of Australia has copies of Square dancing / as called by Bill McGrath written by Bill McGrath.

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