Fonds - Stuart Sebastian fonds

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Stuart Sebastian fonds

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  • 1976-1977 (Creation)
    Sebastian, Stuart

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1 folder of textual material + 2 photographs

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(1950 - 1991)

Biographical history

Stuart Sebastian was born in Dayton, Ohio, and began his dance training at the age of seven. He began dancing with the Dayton Ballet Company at the age of twelve, and remained with them for six seasons. He made his professional debut with the Opera Ballet of the Cincinnati Summer Opera while still in high school. He attended Texas Christian University before joining the Harkness Ballet of New York. In 1971, he joined the National Ballet of Washington and within two years was promoted to Principal Dancer. He retired in 1973 and attended American University in Washington, where he completed a degree in Communication and the Performing Arts in 1975. His first choreographic work was for the Washington Ballet when he was a resident teacher at the Washington School of Ballet. He choreographed The Season for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which was performed in 1977. During this time, he also began choreographing for the opera and occasionally served as a guest teacher. He became the artistic director of the Dayton Ballet in 1980, but continued to choreograph until his death. He also held the position of house choreographer for Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium. Stuart Sebastian passed away January 16, 1991.

Custodial history

The records of Stuart Sebastian came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as part of a transfer of records from the RWB.

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The Stuart Sebastian fonds includes the following series: biographical information (1976); newspaper articles (1976); choreographic repertoire (1977); and photographs (1977).

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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

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Wright University houses the Stuart Sebastian papers.

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No further accruals are expected.

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See also the records of The Seasons housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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