February 18, 2010
Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Though Martha Graham herself is the best-known alumna of her company, having danced from the Company’s inception until the late 1960’s, the Company has provided a training ground for some of modern dance’s most illustrious performers and choreographers. The Martha Graham Dance Company even numbers among its alumnae one Betty Bloomer, who, after dancing with the Company in 1938, became better known as First Lady Betty Ford.
“One of the great companies of the world,” according to Anna Kisselgoff, former chief dance critic of The New York Times, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been lauded by critics throughout the world.