Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
13. Mary Day and the Washington Ballet
Founded by Mary Day and her teacher, Lisa Gardner, in 1944, the Washington School of Ballet has grown from one studio on the first floor of this corner building into the headquarters of the Washington Ballet. The Washington Ballet is comprised of a nationally and internationally acclaimed school, a first-class professional dance company, that has toured the world, and an innovative outreach program that contributes to the cultural life of Washington, DC. Miss Day retired in 2003 and died in 2006 at the age of 96. Her quotation follows: "My wish for America is for each individual to find fulfillment and happiness through the arts."
Artists: James Symons and Sheila Harrington.
Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program
District Department of Transportation,
and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
The organizational sponsor for the Cleveland Park Call Box Restoration Project is: Cleveland Park Historical Society.
Call box locator map: Porter Street and 35th Street intersection.
This call box is supported
Councilmember Mary M. Cheh
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 13.)
Location. 38° 56.235′ N, 77° 4.419′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Porter Street Northwest and Wisconsin Avenue NW, on the left when traveling west on Porter Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3706 Porter Street NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Estate (about 500 feet away); 14. Flower (about 700 feet away); 9. Rosedale (approx. ¼ mile away); 12. Map (approx. ¼ mile away); The Story of Rosedale (approx. 0.3 miles away); 5. Site of Red Top (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Woodley Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
Also see . . . The Washington Ballet. (Submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.