Person Name Hartley, Russell
Gender Male
Cultural Identity American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date January 20, 1924
Death Date October 4, 1983
Dates Active 1942 - 1983
Genre Specialization(s) Ballet
Performing Art Group Affiliations San Francisco Ballet
Institutional Affiliations San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Reference(s) San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum
Notes In addition to his appearance in character roles with the San Francisco Ballet from 1942-1949, Russell Hartley also worked as a costumer for the SFB, notably designing 143 costumes for the first US production of the Nutcracker, staged by the SFB in 1944. Russell Hartley also wrote regular columns for periodicals such as Dance Magazine, After Dark Magazine, Opera and Concert, and The Trumpeteer. Hartley founded the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum (originally called the San Francisco Dance Archives) with his private collection in the 1940's, and oversaw its development until his death. SFPALM

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Associated Productions 1944Dec24, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Ballet, Nutcracker, The
Representations of person in performance 1003950