Heather Cornell, a new addition to the Dance Department as an Assistant Professor of Dance Instruction, completed an oral history with the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, which chronicled her life’s devotion to tap dance.
Interviewed by Anthony Morigerato, himself a tap dancer, producer, director, content creator, writer, and Emmy-nominated chreographer, Heather recounts growing up in Canada with her artistic parents and early training; moving through to more formal training in dance with the guidance of dance masters such as Buster Brown, Eddie Brown, Harriet Browne, Cookie Cook, Steve Condos, and Chuck Green; and her experience in forming Manhatten Tap, formed in the 1980s and served as a training ground for a new generation of dancers like Max Pollack, Tamango, Roxanne Butterfly, Jeannie Hill, Olivia Rosencrantz, and Michael Minery.
The entire oral history recording is available through the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division: http://catalog.nypl.org/record=b22251839~S1.
Congratulations, Heather, on having your oral history made available through the New York Public Library and sharing so much insight on your personal and professional experiences. We are fortunate to have you here at Hope College!