Materials related to the history and operations of the Bethune Theatredanse dance compnay, and its arts education program
Infinite Dreams (formerly known as Dance Outreach), both founded by Zina Bethune. Includes administrative and fundraising
records, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials documenting Bethune Theatredanse's multi-media productions as
well as Dance Outreach activities.
Zina Bianca Bethune was born in New York City on February 17, 1945, the daughter of Ivy (Vigder) and William Charles Bethune.
She started formal ballet training at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet at six years old. By the age of 14, Bethune
was dancing with the New York City Ballet while simultaneously working as an actor, appearing in a variety of television series
and movies. Alongside Harvey Keitel, she starred in Martin Scorsese’s first feature film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door,
released in 1967. She also reached a wide audience via her role on the CBS TV series The Nurses from 1962-1965. Bethune continued
her parallel acting and dancing careers the rest of her life, appearing in several television film and Broadway productions
throughout the 1970s-1990s.
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(17 document boxes, 36 record cartons, and 2 oversize flat boxes)
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