JOAN ERDMAN

"All the best companies have started with small ballets."

Joan Erdman began her studies in South Asian anthropology at Harvard College. While working toward her PhD, she also became the South Asia Outreach Coordinator at the University of Chicago, where she also studied. She is currently the Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago.

August 12, 2015: 

a black and white portrait of a caucasian woman dancing in a dress

"That had been Edna McRae's studio, and then it was Ruth Page, and then we took it over, and years later, Joffrey took over the whole floor, and now it's Ballet Chicago."

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