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Adolph Bolm as Mentor


Recommended Books:

The Ballets Russes and Its World

Dancing in the Sun: Hollywood...

Era of the Russian Ballet

Diaghilev Observed

The Art of Ballets Russes: The Serge...

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

Spellings of Adolph Bolm's name found in his papers:

Adolph Bolm
Adolphe Bolm
Adolf Bolm
Adolph Rudolphovich Bolm
Adolph Rudolph Bolm
Adolph Emil Bolm

Adolph Bolm was a mentor to many during his lifetime.

We dedicate this section of the website to profile those who knew him personally, how his mentoring affected them, and what they accomplished in life after knowing him.

Rosalind says, "One thing you can say about all of us, is that we all became successful teachers. We turned out alot of people who are busy teaching and turning out more people, and performing. We all were performers of some special order, and we all had children and, omitting the tragedies and challenges that life brings to everyone, none of us became criminals, and as far as I know none of us raised criminals. I'm sure some of that came from the extraordinatory aura that Mr. Bolm had, that we were showered with. It has something to do with not having a tiny perspective on the art form, but a broad, deep, and almost religious respect for the form. The thing is that, Mr. Bolm wasn't just interested in ballet per se. He was interested in what was behind dance. And I think he sparked that interest in all of the people that were with him for any amount of time. That's my opinion."


Ann Barzel

Olaf Bolm

Camryn (Walter's character class)

Syd (Cyd) Charisse

James Starbuck

Janet Collins

Constance Finch

Marcia Gibson

Nana Gollmer

Celeste Holmes

Lester Horton

David Lober

Ruth Page website

Rosalind Shaffer-deMille

Ruth Syndon-Jenkins

Maria Tallchief

Joselyn Vollmar


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