After 64 years of collecting dance memorabilia, Ms. Charmaine will be offering selected items for sale at a silent auction to coincide with BU’s Spring Showcases. A reserve (lowest accepted/starting bid) will be suggested for most items. Auction items will be on display outside the BU office starting May 9, while bids -written onto spreadsheets- will be accepted from May 15-20. Winning bidders must pick up their items (CASH ONLY, bring your own bag/box) following the 3pm closing Showcase on Saturday, May 21. Any unclaimed items will be sold to the second highest bidder at 4pm on May 21. There is no guarantee on the condition of the items. No refunds, credits or exchanges. 

Silent Auction Inventory List: (Measurements rounded to nearest inch)
*Indicates unique, rare or only known existing piece

#1“Cats” Madison 12x20 poster signed by entire Broadway Touring Cast*

#2 Alvin Ailey II 24x36 poster featuring alumna Fana Tesfagiorgis (larger version of the one in our office window) signed by ten company members*


#3 Ballet Lion 11x14 Matted Signed Original Pen and Ink artwork for the Milwaukee Ballet (1 of 15)

#4 Various pieces of rarely worn dancewear and dance shoes , ballet trinkets


#5 Library of 20-30 ballet books, some autographed, on history, health and specific companies/dancers 


#6 Degas ballet artwork, matted and framed; one 5x8 (At the Paris Opera, 1876), one 16x14 (Dance Foyer at the Opera, 1872); dimensions include the frame

#7 Pointe shoe vase

#8 Framed 14x20 Joffrey dancer in contemporary arabesque

#9 Framed 15x21 original chalk ballet artwork of two young dancers at the barre*


#10 Framed 16x20 pen and ink signed original ballet coupe drawing (matted and backed, needs framing)

#11 Framed quilted 8x10 arabesque poses (Set of 2)*

#12 Autographed and framed 16x20 Edward Villella “Prodigal Son” poster

#13 Russian Ballet Company 1972 Giselle” Poster from Russia (framed, no glass)*

#14 Ballerina Music Box

#15 Harvey Edwards Contemporary Ballet framed 24x36 poster

#16 Beginning Pointe Echappe framed 8x10 signed original photo*