Fonds - Carlu Carter fonds

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Carlu Carter fonds

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  • 1950- 1964 (Creation)
    Carter, Carlu

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1 folder of textual material + 7 photographs

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(1933- present)

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Carlu Carter was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 6, 1933 and began her dance training at the age of eleven at the Canadian School of Ballet. She joined the Winnipeg Ballet in 1946. From January 1951 to September of 1952, Carlu studied ballet at the Sadler’s Wells School in London, England and danced with the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet. She returned to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a principal dancer until 1956, when she left to do television work in Toronto. She performed with Wayne and Shuster and as part of the Carlu Carter Trio with Bill McGrath and Victor Duret. She also performed in Australian variety shows for three years. She would often return to Winnipeg to do guest appearances.
In 1961, she moved to Australia, where she continued to perform for television and stage. She established two schools in Sydney and choreographed for various productions, including the opening show for the Sydney Opera House and the world tour of Dance Fever International. She has been awarded three Canadian Liberty television awards, an Australian Logie Award, and the Television Society of Australia’s Penguin Award.

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The records of Carlu Carter came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of several transfers of records from the RWB.

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The Carlu Carter fonds includes the following series: biographical information (1955-1964); newspaper articles (1951-1964); and photographs (1950-1953).

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