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NYCB Vol. 8 No. 13 - Stars & Stripes

“Ever since I came to the United States I have liked watching parades and listening to Sousa’s marches. For many years in the back of my mind was the hope that one day I might find an opportunity to do a ballet using his music.”



(top left) Melissa Hayden and Jacques d’Amboise. Photo by Martha Swope, 1958.

(top right) Jacques and Melissa (center back). Robert Barnett (center kneeling) Diana Adams (left) Allegra Kent (Right). Photo by Fred Fehl, 1958.

(bottom left) Melissa Hayden and Jacques d’Amboise. Photo by Fred Fehl, 1958.

(bottom right) Melissa Hayden and Balanchine. Photo by Getty Images




Melissa Hayden speaking to Nancy Reynolds from the Foundation Video Archive, 1999.


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"It is the story in movement of [America’s] vast energy and exuberance, our love of show, our speed, our rhythm, and, perhaps most of all, that sense of humor which makes it possible for us to laugh at ourselves while we are laughing simply because it’s great to be alive.” —Walter Terry, New York Herald Tribune, 1958


Jacques d’Amboise, Patricia McBride, Suki Schorer.

Photo by Gjon Mili, 1964.


“The audience was hugely tickled and went into convulsions when Kent shouldered her leg, which she has been doing every day in class for years.” P.W. in Dance News, 1958 (See bottom right)





(top left) Nancy Reynolds, Allegra Kent, Joy Feldman. Photo by Swope, 1958.

(top right) Francia Russell, Diana Adams, Dido Sayers, Photo by Swope, 1958.

(bottom left) Allegra Kent. Photo by Fred Fehl, 1958.

(bottom right) Jacques d’Amboise. Photo by Martha Swope, 1958.











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