Marilyn D'Honau

Faculty Q&A: Marilyn D'Honau

Marilyn D'Honau was a soloist with the following ballet companies.  Eliot Feld American Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Buck's County Ballet, Staten Island Ballet and a guest artist with Rabousky &Kovach Concert Tour.  On Broadway, she was a member of the original cast of Jerome Robbins' "West Side Story", "Gypsy", starring Ethel Merman, Ron Field's and Bob Fosse's "Sweet Charity" in Las Vegas.  Ms. D'Honau also performed in "Pal Joey" starring Bob Fosse, "CanCan", "Merry Widow" and "Guys and Dolls" at City Center.  She has worked with such dance legends as George Balanchine, Michael Bennet, Todd Bolender, Danny Daniels, Peter Gennarro, Michael Kidd, Lee Theodore, Rod Alexander, and Onna White.  On television she appeared weekly on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as well as "The Bob Hope Special", "Perry Como", "Richard Rogers Special", "The Toney Awards", and the closing ceremony of the Statue of Liberty.  With her sisters she appeared as "The D'Honau Sisters", an act which toured throughout the United States and Europe at major hotels and casinos and on national television, the Jim Backus Show.  She was a principal dancer in the film "The Night They Raided Minsky's".

Ms. D'Honau has been on faculty at the New Jersey School of Ballet under artistic director Edward Villella, and in New York City has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Dance Concepts Inc., Theater Dance, the New York Conservatory of Dance, Steps, Musical Theater Works, New Dance Group, and Eliot Feld's New Ballet School.  She has taught company classes for Feld Ballet/NY and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Master classes for Dance Alliance, and has been a guest teacher at Skidmore College, Bennet College, and Gulfport College.  Recently did a reading for the b'way show "Ballroom" starring Tyne Daily, directed and choreographed by Jerry Michell.  Currently, Ms. D'Honau is on faculty at Collaborative Arts Project 21, and Roy Arias Dance Center.       


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