Karel Shook teaching class


Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York, United States

Karel Shook (1920 – 1985) is recognized internationally as one of the most influential and productive ballet teachers of our time. He danced for several seasons with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and for one year with New York City Ballet. After teaching for several years at the Katherine Dunham School, where he met Arthur Mitchell, he started his own school, the Studio of Dance Arts, where he taught many of the leading multi-cultural dancers and choreographers of today. He was also on the faculty of the June Taylor School and in 1959 became first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet, a post he held for nine years.


  • Title: Karel Shook teaching class
  • Creator: Marbeth
  • Date Created: 1969
  • Location Created: New York, New York
  • Rights: Copyright held by Dance Theatre of Harlem, All Rights Reserved

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