Andrew and Merry Kuharsky - Directors
20th Oct 2016 | by: Andrew Kuharsky

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img_4298We are pleased to announce our new Robert and Virginia Barnett Dance Library. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett, we now have over 145 books and over 40 videos in our dance library which we can make available to anyone interested in the subject. Robert Barnett was the long-time director of The Atlanta Ballet and was our director during our years with The Atlanta Ballet. Virginia Barnett was also a professional ballet and modern dancer, and ever since they retired to Asheville, NC we have been good friends for many years. Unfortunately Virginia passed away recently, but we hope her memory will go on through our new library. See the links below for biographical info about them.

We hope that dance students might find a way to use these resources when they have to read a biography, or write a report, or want to learn more about the larger dance world of which they are a small part. Books and videos can be checked out through the desk. We should also be able to copy any VHS tape someone might be interested in onto a DVD.

If you have any dance-related books or videos that you would like to donate to our library, we would welcome additions to the library and hope that it will become a resource that will be useful to the larger dance community in the Upstate.

Dance library donors

Robert Barnett Dance Library

Robert Barnett

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Virginia Barnett

Here is a great article about Mr. Barnett from Ballet Review including photos of Virginia on pages 50-51.

Brief obituary of Virginia Barnett

Atlanta Ballet tribute to Virginia Barnett

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About the Author: Andrew Kuharsky

Mr. Kuharsky is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, a principal dancer with The Atlanta Ballet, and a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. He has directed the dance programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and the Greenville County Schools' Fine Arts Center.