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Board Member
The George Balanchine Foundation Inc

Trustee George Balanchine Trust
New York City Ballet Inc

American Repertory Dance Company

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New York Choreographic Institute [cached]

Barbara HorganNew York Choreographic Institute

Barbara Horgan began working at New York City Ballet in 1953, becoming George Balanchine's personal assistant in 1962, a position she held until his death in 1983.From 1953 to 1982, she was instrumental in bringing Balanchine's work to film and television, including numerous programs for The Bell Telephone Hour, Dance in America, and Live from Lincoln Center.Ms. Horgan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the George Balanchine Foundation, which was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization soon after his death to further Balanchine's work and aesthetic through concentrated research, lectures and videos, publications, and ballet reconstructions.Ms. Horgan is also the Trustee-General Director of the George Balanchine Trust, which was founded in 1987 to administer the licensing of his works throughout the world.

Barbara Horgan, now the ... [cached]

Barbara Horgan, now the managing trustee of the George Balanchine Trust, arrived at New York City Ballet in May of 1953 as a member of the administrative staff, but since the Company was chronically short-handed, she was, as she puts it, "instantly elevated to assistant manager," and once Nutcracker started rehearsal, she went from working in the office to being den mother.

" The Nutcracker typically came together with a lot of cooperation and enthusiasm from the staff," Ms. Horgan says.
Ms. Horgan remembers one of the more heart-stopping glitches of the first performance.

Board and Staff | The George Balanchine Foundation [cached]

Barbara Horgan

"Mr. Balanchine admired Jack Cole," ... [cached]

"Mr. Balanchine admired Jack Cole," Barbara Horgan, long-time assistant to the New York City Ballet founder and choreographer, told this writer.[viii] This statement means even more given Balanchine's own forays to Broadway and Hollywood.

About the Foundation | The George Balanchine Foundation [cached]

Under the stewardship of Chairman Barbara Horgan the Foundation has fulfilled his wish by producing The Balanchine Essays.

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