• IdentificationDance MS Alter
  • TitleInventory of the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers, 1981-2002 Dance.MS.Alter
  • PublisherThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
  • RepositoryThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
  • Physical Description2.0 linear feet (5 boxes)
  • Date1981-2002
  • Location3a 48 5
  • AbstractCompleted applications for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competitions, 1981-2001; also newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, an audiotape, and some videotapes.
  • OriginationAlter, Evelyn

Gift, Evelyn Alter, 2008.

The Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

The Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Leslie James Osterberg, 2009.

Carey Rose Winski was born in Illinois on January 27, 1963. She moved with her family to Michigan City, Indiana in 1964 where she lived until her death at age 17 in an automobile accident (June 1980). From the age of 10 she concentrated her efforts on dance training and studied extensively under the supervision of dance instructors Judith Joseph and Ken Brelsfoard. She auditioned for and became a dancer with The Youth Ballet of Dance Arts Unlimited in 1974, rising to soloist in 1976. This company was dedicated to entertaining children in public school systems from Michigan to Chicago. In 1978, she joined The Brelsfoard Dance Theatre Company, immediately taking on featured roles and touring extensively as the group performed at area colleges. Winski also studied at the Briansky School in Saratoga and the Joffrey School in New York. At the time of her death she was in rehearsal for a series of programs to be presented on the historic Laurent Novikoff Dance Porch on the grounds of the Dunes Art Foundation’s Summer Theatre at Michiana Shores, Indiana.

The Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation was founded by Winski’s mother, Evelyn “Evvie” Alter, to perpetuate Winski's memory and her love of dance. The annual Dance Scholarship Competition is open to any male or female dancer in the United States between the ages of 13 and 18. Competitors perform two three-minute solos: one in classical ballet and one in any eclectic style.

Notebooks compiled by year for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship. Notebooks include applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence for each applicant. They cover the competitions from 1981 to 2001. There are also a few videotapes, an undated audiocassette of music, and miscellaneous correspondence.

The contents of each notebook have been removed from binders and placed in folders.

The notebooks are organized chronologically, with videotapes and one audiotape following.

  • Names
    • Alter, Evelyn
    • Barzel, Ann
    • Brelsfoard Dance Theater Company.
    • Brelsfoard, Kenneth
    • Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation, Inc.. -- Records and correspondence
    • Joseph, Judy
  • Subject
    • Chicago
    • Dance
    • Dance -- Competitions
    • Manuscripts, American