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Object ID 2006.34
Title Sheila Hellman Poetry Collection
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content The collection is contained in one half-sized document box and includes 1 folder and 3 envelopes. Envelope 1- "Positions" pamphlet all about dance.(1992). Envelope 2- "Jerusalem" pamphlet of poetry illustrated by Jill Hellman (1994). Envelope 3- " In the Outback" pamphlet of poetry with photographs. Folder 4- Biographical background obituary from Poetry Magazine, In Honor of Sheila by Lisa Trager, portrait photo.
Creator Sheila Hellman
Collection Sheila Hellman Poetry Collection
People Sheila Hellman
Subjects Musicians,Actors & Artists

Source Hal Hellman
Admin/Biographical History Dancer, teacher and poet, Sheila Hellman's career began with a fellowship in dance at New York University under Martha Hill. She also studied with Martha Graham, Sophie Maslow and Charles Weidman among others. She was founder of the long-running Story-Time Dance Theater which performed in hundreds of schools as well as at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Town Hall. After developing a dance center at the YM-YWHA of North Jersey, she was appointed their Cultural Arts Director. During her long teaching career, Hellman introduced dance programs into the public schools. Later, she toured the United States as a movement specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts. In the 1990's she began publishing poetry and received poetry fellowships and residencies.