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Rebecca Katz Harwood

Rebecca Katz Harwood’s eclectic arts career has spanned performance, choreography, research, and teaching. She received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and Anthropology from Macalester College and her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since 2006, she has been on the faculty of the Department of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she teaches, choreographs, and directs in the dance and musical theatre programs.

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Marie Rambert

Influenced by Isadora Duncan, Emile Jacques-Dalcroze, and Vaslav Nijinsky, Marie Rambert became known as one of the “Mothers” of English ballet. Her passion for and devotion to dance allowed her to become a talented choreographer and cultivator of talent, and her contributions to the art form earned her many honors.

Alicia Markova

Dame Alicia Markova, Britain’s first and the first Jewish prima ballerina, combined amazing technique and personal strength with tremendous artistry to become one of the finest classical dancers of her generation. Through her touring and early recognition of the power of mass media, she was also one of ballet’s greatest ambassadors in the mid-twentieth century. Markova extended her legacy through choreography, teaching, and commitment to coaching the next generation of dancers.

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