Barzel, Ann, Dance Magazine
Oak Park, Illinois, acclaims itself as arts-friendly by continually reminding visitors that Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemingway and Doris Humphrey were Oak Parkers. The Academy of Movement and Music (AMM) housed in this Chicago suburb is part of its arts community.
AMM's director is Stephanie Clemens, whose father was a portrait painter; her mother, a sculptor; her baby sitter, a Ruth St. Denis dancer; and her next-door neighbor, a Diaghilev alumnus, Adolph Bolm.
Clemens began her ballet training with Bolm, later studied with Lila Zalli in California and St. Denis-assistant Karoun Tootikian, and then attended the San Francisco Ballet School and the Juilliard School in New York City. She performed with American Concert Ballet and a California-based opera company, and attended the University of California at Los Angeles, earning a degree in physical anthropology. After her marriage to a professor at Duke University in North Carolina, she began teaching creative movement to youngsters in her living …
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Publication information: Article title: Stephanie Clemens. Contributors: Barzel, Ann - Author. Magazine title: Dance Magazine. Volume: 69. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 1995. Page number: 50+. © 1999 Dance Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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