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Howard Sayette has enjoyed a distinguished career as a dancer, teacher, and ballet master. Born in Los Angeles, his principal training was with Leon Danielian, Robert Joffrey, and Hector Zaraspe. He joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in 1956 and danced there until 1960. He performed for many years with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York. He has worked with some of the 20th Century's greatest choreographers, including Antony Tudor, Bronislava Nijinska, John Butler, Alvin Ailey and Katherine Dunham. For 25 years, following his retirement from dancing, Mr. Sayette was ballet master and chief regisseur of the Oakland Ballet, teaching company class and rehearsing the majority of the repertory. He has also staged many ballets from the Oakland Ballet repertory for many companies in the U.S. and around the world. He now resides in Denver and teaches at the Denver School of the Arts.
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Ballet -- 1950-1960
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
The collection was donated by Howard Sayette in April 2010.
The collection was processed by the Archive in 2010. The collection was databased by Jessie Hopper in 2012. Site edited by Jakob Hertzel in 2015.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.