Donald Saddler Biography (1918-)

Full name, Donald Edward Saddler; born January 24, 1918, in Van Nuys, CA; sonof Elmer Edward (a landscape designer) and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Saddler.Career: Choreographer, director, dancer, and producer. Dancer in nightclubs, New York City, 1939; Ballet Theatre, New York City, member, 1940-43,and 1946-47; State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, TX, director, 1957 and 1959; Carousel Theatre, Framingham, MA, director, 1958; Harkness Ballet, New York City,assistant director, then artistic director, 1964-70; Rebekah Harkness Foundation, New York City, executive vice president, 1967-69; Stratford ShakespeareFestival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, director, 1979 and (with others) 1989-90; International Ballet Corporation, executive board member, 1979; directorand choreographer for the opening of the Roger L. Stevens Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas, TX, 1983; New York Dance Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, producer, for five years. Also worked as a choreographer of industrial shows. Military service: U.S. Army, 1943-45; became sergeant. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award, best choreographer, 1953, for Wonderful Town; Maschera d'Argento, 1954, for Tobia laCandida Spia; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award, both best choreographer, 1971, for No, No, Nanette; Antoinette Perry Award nominations, best choreographer, 1973, for Much Ado about Nothing, and 1983, for On Your Toes; Dance magazine award, 1984. Addresses: Agent: Coleman-Rosenberg Agency, 210 East 58th St., New York, NY 10022.

Choreographer, director, dancer, producer
Birth Details
January 24, 1918
Van Nuys, California, United States

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