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Jenifer Craig

Jenifer Craig is associate professor and chair of the Department of Dance at the University of Oregon. Craig earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where she also taught in the Dance Department. She is director of Daugherty Dance Theatre and has been associated with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Foundation of Los Angeles since 1976. Craig is a member of the board of directors of the Society of Dance History Scholars and serves on the editorial board of the Congress on Research in Dance.

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Bella Lewitzky

Bella Lewitzky, a maverick in the world of modern dance, distinguished herself as a preeminent performer, choreographer, artistic director, educator, public speaker, and civic activist. Defying norms that posited New York City as the center of American dance, she maintained the Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles. She was known for two highly publicized encounters with the federal government and risking professional ostracism to stand upon principle.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jenifer Craig." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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