Choreography (Comprehensive List)

Choreography is by Catherine Littlefield unless otherwise noted; premier dates follow titles.


Aubade (chor. Alexis Dolinoff), March 1936

Barn Dance, April 1937

Bolero, July 1936

Cafe Society, November 1938

Classical Suite, November 1937

Daphnis and Chloe, March 1936

Die Puppenfee, December 1927

Fantasia (chor. Jack Potteiger), November 1938

Fete Champetre (chor. Edward Caton, reworked by Littlefield), March 1936

Home Life of the Gods (chor. Lasar Galpern), December 1936

Ladies’ Better Dresses, November 1938

Let the Righteous Be Glad, December 1937

The Minstrel, October 1935

Parable in Blue, December 1937

Poeme, December 1936

The Prodigal Son (chor. Lasar Galpern), December 1936

The Rising Sun: A Ballet History of Old Philadelphia, December 1937

Romantic Variations (chor. Alexis Dolinoff), November 1936

The Sleeping Beauty (later abridged to Aurora’s Wedding), February 1937

The Snow Queen, December 1935

Soiree Galante (later called Moment Romantique), October 1935

Terminal, June 1937

Viennese Waltz, May 1936


Crazy with the Heat, 1941

The Firebrand of Florence, March 1945

Follow the Girls, April 1944

Hold onto Your Hats, June 1940

A Kiss for Cinderella, March 1942

Sweethearts, January 1947

Ice Shows

Hollywood Ice Revue, annually 1941-51

Howdy, Mr. Ice, June 1948

Howdy, Mr. Ice of 1950, May 1949

Icetime, June 1946

It Happens on Ice, October 1940

Stars on Ice, July 1942


America and Italia, pageants for Philadelphia’s Sesquicentennial Exhibition, June 1926

American Jubilee, pageant for New York World’s Fair, May 1940

The Countess of Monte Cristo, film starring Sonja Henie, 1948

Four-Star Revue, variety television program on NBC with host Jimmy Durante, 1951

H.P. (Horsepower), ballet-symphony, March 1932

Funzapoppin’, Olsen and Johnson revue, July 1949

La Valse, for Roxy Theatre, November 1932

Operas, operettas, divertissements, musical plays and interpretations, revues and other arrangements, mainly in the 1920s and ’30s and often co-choreographed with Caroline Littlefield.


  1. Wonderful creative life. Only wish is to see film segments. trying to teach america’s ballet history

    1. There is some film footage of the Littlefields and their company dancing housed at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, NYC. It was taken by Ann Barzel in the late 1930s/early 1940s.

  2. Hi, my mom was a student of Dorthy’s. She adored her and tells me stories all the time about Dorothie, Catherine and their mom Caroline. We have a few photos of Dorothie signed to my mom. My mom is still alive, do you know if there are any photos of the Junior Ballet that Dorothie ran? My mom knows all the dancers from that time. She also had scholarships from Vilzak, and Schwezoff, later was in Alicia Alonzo’s Company. Her stage name was Anna Ariel

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