BETSY HERSKIND

Betsy Herskind began her dance training in grade school in Chicago and with Edna McRae. She danced professionally with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Lyric Opera Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Melody Top Theater, and in Ruth Page's Nutcracker. Betsy owned and operated her own dance school for over 30 years and continues to teach ballet throughout Chicago.

September 13, 2018: Betsy Herskind talks about her lifelong love of dancing, from her early training in grade school to joining the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager, to operating her own studio. She recalls specific lessons she learned from teachers and performances she danced in as a professional. Still teaching several ballet classes a week, Betsy also discussed her pedagogy at length.

Betsy Herskind, Nutcracker, ballet, Ruth Page, Waltz of the Flowers, stage, performance, butterflies

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