The most frequently asked question during CHECK IN HOUSE TOUR – “name some famous people born the year this home was built?” It’s easy to name Henry Kissinger, Charlton Heston, Carroll Shelby, Hank Williams, James Arness, Maria Callas.

From a personal perspective, Gerald Aprino whose ballet “Confetti” I first saw at the Seattle Opera House in June 1970. Eight years later I was working for him as Executive Director of the Joffrey Ballet. James Truitte who I worked with at Cincinnati Ballet. Siobhán McKenna who in November 1976 starred in the Abbey Theater’s production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Helen Owen Carry Playhouse where I was serving as Director Of Development. Concert Pianist Alicia de Larrocha who I frequently shared an elevator at NY’s Hotel Salisbury throughout the 1980’s and lastly Melissa Hayden who from 1955-1975 I watched at New York City Ballet and ho later served on the visiting faculty during my tenure at DanceAspen.

Click the link below for an amazing list of more than 500 others who contributed much to the world we know today.

Henry Young Jr

Following service in the US Navy (USS Samuel B Roberts DD823, USS Detroit AOE 4), Henry pursued a management and fundraising career in the performing arts. His posts includd The Guthrie Theatre, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen. For more than twenty years he continued to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consultant until retirement in 2015. He’s been a sailor since first turning a teenager. Armed with his Naval service as a navigator, he and his family spent 1992 sailing all of the Great Lakes, the Oswego & Erie Canals, Hudson River, Long Island Sound, Atlantic Seaboard and Bahamian waters following portions of the log of Columbus 1st cruise to the New World.