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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Mildred Cruzat.

Author: Mildred Cruzat; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Dance instructor Mildred Cruzat was born on February 17, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Highland Park Junior College in Detroit; and the American School of Ballet at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 1949, she joined the Larry Steele Affair, a New York City dance troupe. In 1950, she joined Ziggy Johnson’s School of Ballet in Detroit and became an instructor. In 1951, she was a performer on the Spider  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Mildred Cruzat
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mildred Cruzat; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150209
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2003 August 26.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 35 min., 41 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Mildred Cruzat
Mildred Cruzat

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Dance instructor Mildred Cruzat was born on February 17, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Highland Park Junior College in Detroit; and the American School of Ballet at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 1949, she joined the Larry Steele Affair, a New York City dance troupe. In 1950, she joined Ziggy Johnson’s School of Ballet in Detroit and became an instructor. In 1951, she was a performer on the Spider Burke TV Show, the first African American television show in St. Louis. She left the program to raise her three children. In 1975, Cruzat returned to dancing at the Joseph Holmes Dance Theatre. In 1981, she joined the Tony Wilson Dance Company. In 1983, she opened the Millie Cruzat Total Fitness Center. Cruzat was`active on a number of boards including the Chicago Urban League, and devoted her life to fostering the development of African American youth.

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