Nebraska Authors

Charles Weidman

Born 1901-07-22 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1975-07-15
New York, NY (USA)

Weidman, the son of a Lincoln fire chief, became a leading force in the development of modern dance in America in a stellar career that reached from the early 1920s to the late 1950s. Weidman is remembered as one of the pioneers of Modern Dance with his work as a choreographer, dancer and instructor. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains has an excellent survey of his life and influence which can be accessed online.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Other


Dance; Choreography



Places Worked

Charles Weidman School of Modern Dance, New York, NY


Heritage Award, 1970
National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame, 1987


Martha Graham
Doris Humphrey
Bob Fosse

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