Dr Usui Mikao

Shirley Traver
1927, Five Years Old
Paxtang, PA

About Sharry

 

HONORS

WRITING

PROFESSIONAL DANCE CAREER

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University 1940-1943 (VP-Sophomore class)
  • Brenau College, Gainesville, GA - 1944 BA Degree in Theatre Arts (Teaching)   
  • Texas State College for Women, Denton, TX - M.A. Degree in Health. PE & Recreation with Dance Major, Thesis: Development of Ballet in USA 1940-46

DANCE STUDY

  • Ted Shawn
  • St. Denis
  • Martha Graham
  • Charles Weidman
  • Doris Humphrey
  • Hanya Holm
  • Alwin NIkolais
  • Natalie  Krassovska
  • Aubrey Hitchens
  • Joseph Pilates
  • La Meri
  • Teo Mordca
  • Elizabeth Waters

TV

  • WPIX/NY- Gloria Swanson Show with Alexander Calder
  • CBS/NY- Guest Artist, Program Featuring Broadway dancers
  • WCAX/VT
  • VTETV
  • WPTR/NY

FILM

  • Respect for Acting (supporting) 
  • Stranger in the Kingdom
  • Wizard of Loneliness
  • Tangents
  • 10 Murders
  • Move On, Music Video WWII Widow

PERFORMANCES

  • Reconstructed 29 Lost Dances of Ted Shawn (from 1942 notes) at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2000