Tatiana Dokoudovska (1921-2005) Papers (KC0255)
Tatiana Dokoudovska, or "Miss Tania" as she is familiarly called, came to Kansas City in the summer of 1950 to perform with the Starlight Theatre. At that time, Victor Labunski, head of the Conservatory of Music, invited her to join the Conservatory staff. She did not come to the Conservatory until 1954, where she became head of the Dance Department. She retired at the end of the 1989 winter semester after 35 years. She initiated the dance degree program in 1963. Miss Dokoudovska founded the Kansas City Ballet in 1957, which became the Kansas City Civic Ballet in 1959. She served as the ballet's artistic director and choreographer for 20 years. She is a lifetime honorary member of the Kansas City Ballet Association Board, which does business as the State Ballet of Missouri.
The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, performance programs, posters and photographs relating to the Kansas City Ballet/Kansas City Civic Ballet from 1957 to 1967. Most of the clippings concern performances given by the Company; other ballet-related and publicity articles are also included. There are also photographs of spring performances of 1969 and 1970. 1957-1970.
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