Dick Andros (1926 - 2009)
Dick Andros was a dancer, choreographer, and teacher for over 50 years. He started dancing after his discharge from the army in World War II. Making his debut in Los Angeles on a program with Ruth St. Denis. He joined the San Francisco Ballet Company in 1948 and danced in Ballet Companies, concerts, night clubs and television.
His teaching career included The Theatre Arts Center. Bat Dor Dance Company of Israel, New York School of Ballet, New York City High School of Performing Arts, Harkness Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, 92nd Street "Y" and Ballet Academy East. He wrote about dance history for the magazines Dance Pages and Dance and the Arts. He passed away in the Bronx on December 31, 2009 following a brief battle with leukemia.
Gus Jr. Wants To Talk To You
After taking up writing seriously in the early 1990s, Mr. Andros compiled a collection of personal essays on his life and experiences as a soldier, performer, teacher and writer. The 47 essays are presented below in the order he set before passing.
1. Roberts Family Tree
2. Aunt Oma
10. Letter to Wilma, 1947
28. Jobs are Hard to Come By
It takes strength to hide strength.
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