An American Ballet Story

The Rise & Fall of the Harkness Ballet

Recent News



  • Spring
    • Acquisition of Harkness video from WNET


  • Fall
    • More interviews in New York City and New Jersey
  • Summer
    • More interviews in Los Angeles
  • Winter
    • More interviews in San Francisco Bay Area



  • Summer & Fall
    • interviews in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Harkness rehearsal & performance videos acquired from the New York Public Library Performing Arts Archives and other sources
  • June
    • second round of interviews in New York City
  • April
    • interviews in Southern Florida
    • An American Ballet Story  is accepted for sponsorship by the International Documentary Association
  • Spring
    • interviews in San Francisco Bay Area
    • Five remote DYI interview kits are created. They will be sent out to Harkness people all over North America
  • February
    • interviews in Los Angeles



  • December
    • interview in Cincinnati
    • acquisition of Milton Oleaga photos
    • became administrators of Former Harkness Dancers blog
  • October
    • interviews in  New York City
    • visit to Jerome Robbins Archive at NYPL to view Rebekah Harkness diaries and meet librarians
  • Fall
    • Facebook page is created
    • Website is created

Percussion for Six Men - photo from the collection of Kenn Scalice