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Choreographers' Foundations & Trusts

Legacy choreographers give us inspiration! Studying their works, learning about their lives and artistic processes provide a real learning and connect us to the earlier roots of the historic and artistic canon of choreographic traditions, relevant for today’s 21st-century dancemaking. These links below can help connect us to the legacy choreographers’ estates, foundations and trusts. In addition to providing the path to seek permission for restaging a masterwork, many of these sites include profiles of a master choreographers and their works, allowing their dances to remain living  testimonies of their artistic contributions and cultural legacies. 


Anthony Tudor Ballet Trust

August Bournonville Heritage

The Frederick Ashton Foundation


The George Balanchine Trust

Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation

Martha Graham Licensing


Merce Cunningham Trust

Michel Fokine (Fokine Estate Archive)

The Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance

José Limón Dance Foundation Kenneth MacMillan Trust Stiftung John Neumeier 
- John Neumeier Foundation
Rudolf Nureyev Foundation The Jerome Robbins Foundation
and Robbins Rights Trust
Trisha Brown and Donald Judd Foundation
Roland Petit Twyla Tharp Foundation Paul Taylor