Anne Searcy (CBA ’17) is a musicologist whose work explores the intersections between music, dance, and politics, focusing primarily on Soviet and American ballet. In 2015-16, she was the recipient of an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship for her dissertation, Soviet and American Cold War Ballet Exchange, 1959-1962. She holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Harvard University and a B.A. in history and music from Swarthmore College. Her article, The Recomposition of Aram Khachaturian’s Spartacus at the Bolshoi Theater, 1958-1968, appeared in the summer 2016 issue of The Journal of Musicology. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society of Dance History Scholars, and the Society for American Music.
Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange
During her time at CBA, Searcy worked on a book manuscript about the exchange of Soviet and American ballet troupes for cultural diplomacy during the Cold War.
The Fellowship for the Study of Russia and Ballet is a collaboration between the Center for Ballet and the Arts and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.The jointly sponsored fellowship is designed to support scholars working on a topic that relates to both Russia and ballet.