Ellerbeck recalls what it was like to grow up in Mission in the early decades of the 20th century. She talks about her choice of a career in ballet, and the opportunities for dance instruction in Mission. Teachers and students students from these days are remembered, as well as schedules and how well dance students were served in Mission. She descrives costumes, music, performances, what it was like to study Dance in Russia, and her meeting with the Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet. Her marriage to David Holmes, and her fondest memories of Mission are discussed.
|Title:||Mission History – Remembrances by Anna Marie Ellerbeck (Holmes)|
|Topic:||Twentieth Century Mission|
|Interviee(s):||Anna Marie Ellerbeck (Holmes)|
|Date:||September 7, 2004|
|Scope:||1 audio tape|
|Summary:||Ellerbeck discusses growing up in Mission, her career path, ballet in Mission: teachers, students, schedules, availability in Mission, costumes, music, performing, marriage to David Holmes, studying dance in Russia, Artistic Director of the Boston Ballet, fondest memories in Mission|