Birthplace: Knoxville, TN
Training: Nutmeg Conservatory, Chautauqua Institution
Other Companies: Charlotte Ballet, North Atlantic Dance Theatre, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre.
MINNIE VAN DRIVER
Always running from rehearsals, costume fittings and performances, Miss Driver has a strong sense of movement. She has performed worldwide and has a natural aptitude for touring. Famous for her beautiful port de bras, she gives credit to her many hours behind the wheel.
Despite the fact that he is American, he is very popular within the company. He is extremely personable, the ballerinas very much enjoy dancing with him, the management finds him agreeable, his costumes are never soiled, his fans admire his directness, he photographs well, he keeps regular hours, brushes his teeth after every meal, and he has never said a bad word about anybody. He will never really understand Russian ballet.