Carmen De Lavallade

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Carmen De Lavallade BIO

Carmen de Lavallade first appeared on Broadway in Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's House of Flowers. After a long career in dance, Carmen joined the Yale Repertory Theater in the 60's where she performed in productions of Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as taught movement for actors. Theater credits include: Othello (Roundabout Theatre Company); House of Bernarda Alba (Pearl Theatre Company); Blood Wedding (Intiman Theatre); Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Step-Mother by Ruby Dee (Ensemble Studio Theatre) and Post Black by Regina Taylor (Ensemble Studio Theatre). She is presently a member of the dance company Paradigm.

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Carmen De Lavallade STAGE CREDITS

Narrator / Dancer

[College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Handmaiden/Innkeeper's Wife


Original Broadway Production, 1963


Original Broadway Production, 1954
Ensemble/Other Roles


Carmen De Lavallade Productions

[College/University (US), 1974]

Carmen De Lavallade Movies

[1954]The Egyptian Egyptian Dancer

[1959]Odds Against Tomorrow Kitty

[1988]The Serpent and the Rainbow special choreographer

[1996]Lone Star Carolyn Carmen de Lavallade

[1999]Big Daddy Judge Carmen deLavallade

[2002]The Other Brother Chris Vincent

[2002]The Hours Clarissa's Neighbor

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Carmen De Lavallade News

The Royal Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the First Time in 2024

The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, will appear at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time, as the company's sole stop in the United States in 2024.

Ailey's 65th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Will Honor Judith Jamison and Feature a Performance by Cynthia Erivo

On the heels of a successful international tour, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off its 65th anniversary season at New York City Center on November 29 with an Opening Night Gala honoring beloved trailblazer and iconic Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison. Learn more about the gala here!

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents Two World Premieres By Courtney Bryan And Adegoke Steve Colson

International Contemporary Ensemble presents “Composing While Black: Volume One,” featuring world premieres of new works by Courtney Bryan and Adegoke Steve Colson on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Merkin Hall, along with works by Wendell Logan and Brittany J. Green.

International Contemporary Ensemble to Present COMPOSING WHILE BLACK: VOLUME ONE

International Contemporary Ensemble will present 'Composing While Black: Volume One,' featuring world premieres of new works by Courtney Bryan and Adegoke Steve Colson. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Jacob's Pillow Reveals Artists and Schedule of Events For 10 Pillow Lab Residencies

Get the latest updates on Jacob's Pillow Lab Residencies, including the artists involved and the schedule of events. Find out more about this exciting opportunity for dance artists to develop and showcase their work at Jacob's Pillow.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Reveals 2023 New York City Center Season

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has announced its 65th anniversary season at its New York City Center “home” from November 29 - December 31. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!


MUSE/IQUE continues its yearlong concert series, MUSIC = POWER with CENTRAL AVENUE: OPEN HOUSE -- The Extraordinary Story of the South LA Music Legends Who Changed the World.

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart to Return to Jacob's Pillow in July

In the third week of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2023, Germany-based Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart will return to Jacob’s Pillow, July 12-16.

John Malkovich To Star In THE INFERNAL COMEDY And More During Auditorium Theatre 2023-24 Season

Chicago's National Landmark Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive) proudly announces a jam-packed 2023-24 performance season showcasing a dynamic mix of dance movement, music, and Malkovich!

Photographer Mark Mann to Bring Dancers off the Pages of his Latest Book and Onto the Joyce Stage

 World-renowned celebrity portrait photographer Mark Mann is celebrating the release of his new coffee table book Movement at the Still Point: An Ode to Dance with a one night only star-studded evening of dance at the Joyce Theater, Monday, April 10, 2023.

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2023 Dance Festival, Featuring Nine Weeks of Performances This Summer

Following a milestone anniversary year, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will celebrate its 91st season this summer.

How to Watch the Complete 45th Kennedy Center Honors Featuring Ariana DeBose, Chita Rivera & More

The show featured Chita Rivera, Big Bird, Patti LaBelle, Garth Brooks, Ariana DeBose, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Julia Roberts, Mickey Guyton, and more honoring George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania León, and U2, comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From The 45th Kennedy Center Honors

Watch the new video trailer for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors. The special is set to feature appearances by Chita Rivera, Ariana DeBose, Big Bird, Garth Brooks, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Katie Couric, Julia Roberts, and more, honoring Gladys Knight, U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant, and Tamia León.

Photos: Inside the 45th Kennedy Center Honors

The 45th Kennedy Center Honorees George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania León, and U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.) are celebrated in Washington, D.C., at the Honors Gala on December 4, 2022 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos from the event now!

Jacob's Pillow to Rebuild Theatre Destroyed in Fire

After the tragic loss of the Doris Duke Theatre to a fire in November 2020, Jacob’s Pillow has announced that the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant —the largest received in Jacob’s Pillow’s 90-year history—toward the building of a new, reimagined Doris Duke Theatre, slated to open in 2025.

MUSE/IQUE 2022 LA Composed Brings a Festival Of Los Angeles Music Next Month

 MUSE/IQUE continues its adventurous yearlong concert series, L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music, Each concert of L.A.Composed  will focus on a different street and the music that is associated with it.

651 ARTS Announces New Executive Director Toya Lillard

651 ARTS - Brooklyn's premier organization for the African Diasporic performing arts - today named Toya Lillard as the renowned institution's Executive Director. Lillard, who initially joined 651 as Interim Executive Director in May of this year, was appointed in a more permanent capacity by the organization's Board of Trustees to a three-year term in the role.

World Premiere of SUGAR HILL THE ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN NUTCRACKER to Debut in Pittsburgh and New York City

The World Premiere of SUGAR HILL The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker, the reimagining of The Nutcracker based on the collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, will debut at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts from October 19-30, 2022. The production will follow with a run at New York City Center from November 15-27, 2022.

Limón Dance Company Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary During The Fifth Week Of Festival 2022

Limón Dance Company will celebrate part of its 75th anniversary season at the Pillow in the fifth week of Festival 2022 from July 20-24. The program will feature works by Limón, Doris Humphrey, and Olivier Taparga. In addition, Music From The Sole will perform tap's afro-diasporic roots on the Henry J. Leir stage from Wednesday through Sunday.

SW!NG OUT to be Presented in Week 3 of Jacob's Pillow's Festival 2022

In the third week of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022, audiences in the Ted Shawn Theatre will be treated to live music and the best of the swing dance world in SW!NG OUT. Also in Week 3, JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble, Prakriti Dance, Bill Shannon, and The New York Korean Performing Arts Center will take to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.


Carmen De Lavallade has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Carmen De Lavallade has not appeared in the West End

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