Fonds - Elizabeth Olds fonds

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Elizabeth Olds fonds

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  • 1982-2000 (Creation)
  • 1982-2000 (Creation)
    Olds, Elizabeth

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.5 cm of textual material + 26 photographs

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(1962 - present)

Biographical history

Elizabeth Olds was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She began her dance training at the age of eight at the Ann Abor Recreation Department and from 1978 to 1979 she attended the National Academy of Dance in Champaign, Illinois. She also studied at the Southwest Ballet Centre as well as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. Elizabeth joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in June of 1982 as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to First Soloist in 1985 and became a Principal Dancer in 1989. She retired from dancing in 1997, although returned to dance in The Toy Castle television series in 2000. In 2002, she became an assistant to the Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet, a position she also previously held with the Alberta Ballet.

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The records of Elizabeth Olds 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 Elizabeth Olds fonds includes the following series: biographical information (1982- [1996]; newspaper articles (1985 – 2000); scanned photo; radio interview transcript [1998]; review quotes (1994-1997); and photographs (1983-1995).

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