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Dancer with Hoop

Anne Searcy

Advisory Board

Seattle, WA

Anne Searcy is an assistant professor of music history at the University of Washington, where she researches and teaches about the intersections of music, politics, and dance. She is currently working on a book about how minimalist music helped create contemporary ballet in the 1980s and how in turn writing for dance shaped minimalist music. Her first book, Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange, analyzes the American and Soviet cultural diplomacy programs, focusing on tours by the Bolshoi Ballet in the United States and by American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet in the Soviet Union. She has also published articles on the ballet Spartacus and the musical Hamilton.

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