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Royes Fernandez papers

Title
Royes Fernandez papers, 1945-1980.
Author
Fernandez, Royes, 1945-1980.
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Description
1155 items
Subjects
Genre/Form
Personal records
Note
  • The papers are largely comprised of correspondence (784 items), most of which are letters written to Fernandez from personal and professional friends and audience members.
  • The legal and financial series (236 items) are related to his personal affairs including insurance documents, leases, passports, licenses, bills, and receipts.
  • The companies and universities series (151 items) pertains to Fernandez' association with various institutions as a dancer (such as American Ballet Theatre), and as a teacher (such as the University of South Florida, Tampa, and State University of New York, Purchase). This series includes correspondence, schedules, tour itineraries, and course records.
  • Remaining series are contracts, 1952-1979 (94 items) and miscellaneous (90 items), the latter containing calendars, diaries, and mementos from a 1966 Russian tour.
Source (note)
  • Bruno, Jeanne
  • Bruno, Jeanne
Biography (note)
  • American ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theatre 1950-1973.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Jeanne Bruno,
Processing Action (note)
  • cataloged (DC)
  • cataloged (AMC)
  • cataloged (AMC)
  • cataloged (AMC)
  • cataloged
  • vvv
Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 45
Author
Fernandez, Royes, 1945-1980.
Title
Royes Fernandez papers, 1945-1980.
Summary
Primarily documents Fernandez' career as a dancer through letters from personal and professional friends, his legal and financial papers, contracts, and personal memorabilia. The papers are largely comprised of correspondence (784 items), most of which are letters written to Fernandez from personal and professional friends and audience members. The legal and financial series (236 items) are related to his personal affairs including insurance documents, leases, passports, licenses, bills, and receipts. The companies and university series (151 items) pertains to Fernandez' association with various institutions as a dancer and as a teacher. This series includes correspondence, schedules, tour itineraries, and course records. Remaining series are contracts, 1952-1979 (94 items) and miscellaneous (90 items), the latter containing calendars, diaries, and mementos from a 1966 Russian tour.
Biography
American ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theatre 1950-1973.
Royes Emanuel Fernandez was born July 15, 1929, in New Orleans of a Spanish father and a French mother. His dance training began locally at age eight, and in the summer of 1945 he studied at the School of American Ballet in New York. Fernandez moved to New York in 1946, studying with Vincenzo Celli and dancing first with the Original Ballet Russe (de Basil) and then with the Markova-Dolin company. From 1950 to 1973 his primary affiliation was American Ballet Theatre: first as a soloist and then as a principal dancer. Fernandez continued to perform with other companies as a guest artist or as a member for brief periods of time. Among these was the New York City Ballet (1959-1960). Fernandez was considered by many the greatest American danseur noble to date, dancing the principal classical roles and partnering the foremost ballerinas of the time. After retiring from performing, he taught at the University of South Florida (1973-1974) and the State University of New York at Purchase (1974-1980).
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Local Subject
Manuscripts -- Collections.
New York (State). State University College, Purchase.
University of South Florida.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 45
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