National Museum of Dance Collection
National Museum of Dance Collection
National Museum of Dance Collection

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The renowned all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, was founded in 1974 in New York City by dancers Natch Taylor, Peter Anastos, and Antony Bassae. Over the course of more than forty years, the troupe has built a repertory that features both classical ballet and modern works, performed with singular artistry, en travesti and on pointe. The enormous popularity of the Trocks is international in its scope, and to date the company has performed in more than five hundred cities in thirty-three countries. In 2014, co-founder and former artistic director Natch Taylor donated a substantial collection of artifacts to the Museum from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo including dozens of performance and international tour posters, original photographs, performance videos, personal correspondence, program notes, playbills, and publicity materials from 1974 to 1990. Taylor also donated an important collection of over seventy issues of the performing and visual arts journal Comœdia Illustré, dating from 1909 to 1914.