Person Name Christensen, Lew
Alternate Names Christensen, Lewellyn Farr (Full name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date May 6, 1909
Death Date October 8, 1984
Dates Active 1925 - 1984
Genre Specialization(s) Ballet
Performing Art Group Affiliations Christensen Brothers, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet
Institutional Affiliations San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Reference(s) International Encyclopedia of Dance
Notes From a family of dancers, the Christensen brothers (Lew, Harold, and Willam) began performing professionally in vaudeville in the late 1920s and early 30s, then moved quickly into ballet. They worked with a variety of dance greats, including Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, in a number of companies. They also worked as choreographers and teachers; Lew alone choreographed over 70 pieces. Willam directed the San Francisco Ballet from 1938-1951, as did Lew from 1951-1984. Lew married fellow Ballet Caravan performer Gisella Caccialanza. SFPALM

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1937Apr27, Metropolitan Opera House, American Ballet, Apollon Museg├Ęte
Representations of person in performance 1003894, 1003895
Representations of person in components 1003894, 1003898, 1003955