Chrystelle Trump Bond

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Chrystelle Trump Bond
Chrystelle Lee Trump

ResidenceTowson, Maryland
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro (BS) (MFA)
Known for
  • Dance
  • Choreography
  • Dance History
William Timothy Bond (m. 1966)

Chrystelle Lee Trump Bond is an American dancer, choreographer, dance historian, and author. Bond is the founding chair of the dance department at Goucher College. She is the co-founder and director of Chorégraphie Antique, the dance history ensemble at Goucher. Bond was a dance critic for The Baltimore Sun.

Early life and education[edit]

Bond was born to Viva V. Fridinger and George Elwood Trump, Sr., both of Manchester, Maryland. Her father was originally an auto-mechanic who later became a businessman. She has a brother named George Elwood, Jr.[1]

Bond graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in dance from the Women's College of University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1960. She taught at the Women's College, Greensboro[2] while she completed a Master of Fine Arts in Dance, also in Greensboro in 1963.[3][4] Bond completed graduate studies at Connecticut College for Women and Stephen F. Austin State University.[5]


Bond is a dance historian,[6] choreographer, dancer, and writer.[7] Bond was the dance critic for The Baltimore Sun for 14 years.[8] She has served as an artist-scholar in residence at Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Tech, and Bluefield College. Bond performed or lectured at George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, Towson University, and University of Roehampton. She was an instructor of dance and the artistic director of the dance company at Cedar Crest College from 1960-1962.[3] Bond formerly served as a faculty advisor for the New York Public Library, the Performing Arts Division of the Library of Congress, and the Harvard Theatre Collection at Houghton Library.[9]

Goucher College[edit]

Bond joined the faculty at Goucher College in 1963[4] as a member of the Department of Physical Education.[10] She was an instructor for the physical education department in 1967.[11] In 1969, Bond was an assistant professor of physical education[12] and director of dance at Goucher.[13] She was an associate professor of physical education in 1973.[14] She later served in the Goucher English and Performing Arts departments before the establishment of the Dance Department.[10] In 1975, Bond became the founding chair of the Dance department of Goucher. From 1985-1990, she held the Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professorship.[3] She uncovered the history of dance in the United Service Organizations.[6] Bond received a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council in 1991-92 to conduct research on pre-20th-century American ballroom dances. This work resulted in performances in museums and cultural sites such as the Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, the Walters Art Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.[3]

Bond is a collector of dance sheet music from 1820-the mid 20th-century and dance notation sources from the 16th-century through the 20th-century.[4]

Bond received an Excellence in Teaching grant from Goucher College to support the inventory and organization of the Estelle Dennis Dance Theatre and Louise Muse-Alicia Markova Collections. Bond developed independent study courses for upper-level students to research these collections.[15] She uses the Estelle Dennis Dance Theatre Collection to pursue research on the history of dance in Baltimore from 1780-1960. Bond is also, as of 2008, working on a biography of Lillian Moore and the history of dance at Goucher from 1886 through the present to serve as a microcosm of dance in higher education.[4][15]

Chorégraphie Antique[edit]

Bond is the director and co-founder of Chorégraphie Antique, an ensemble of dance history at Goucher.[4][3] Bond formed the ensemble with a student to serve as a depository of the history of dance. In 1989, she stated that “what we are trying to do is put dance in the living history museum so it can augment the whole experience go going back and living in history…from the 17th century through the latter part of the 19th century dance was more integrated in the lifestyle that we have today."[16]


Bond has trained in modern dance with Martha Graham at the College of Dance in Connecticut[17] in addition to José Limón,[11] Donald McKayle, Lucas Hoving, Louis Horst, Twyla Tharp, Yvonne Rainer, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Murray Louis, Alwin Nikolais, Pauline Koner, Betty Jones. In ballet, she trained at the Peabody Conservatory, the School of Baltimore Ballet, and under dancers Michael Nikoloff, Joffrey School, and Alfredo Corvino. She trained in Renaissance dance with Julia Sutton, Ingrid Brainard, and Charles Garth. Bond trained in Baroque dance with Wendy Hilton. In 19th and early 20th-century dance, she trained with Elizabeth Aldrich. English Country Dancing and Morris dancing at Pinewoods Country Dance and Song Society in Massachusetts. She also attended seminars in “Reading artifacts” and “Popular Dance in Rural Life” at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York.[3]

Community involvement[edit]

In the Summer of 1967, Bond taught a dance history course for the Summer Arts Institute hosted at Goucher and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.[11] Bond served a four-year term on the board of directors for the World Dance Alliance Americas Center where she served as a liaison between the Center and Dance Alliance.[18] In 1986, she held a workshop on 16th-century court dancing for the Maryland Council for Dance at Wilde Lake High School.[19] From 1985-1986, Bond was the president of the Congress on Research in Dance. She served on the board of directors of Congress on Research in Dance from 1983-1986.[3]

Bond is a member of several organizations including the World Dance Alliance, American Society for Theatre Research, Society of Dance History Scholars, Association of Popular Culture, Maryland Historical Society, the Jane Austen Society of North America, the Baltimore Bibliophiles, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the American Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Bond married William Timothy Bond of Waskom, Texas on June 25, 1966 at the Goucher College Habeler Memorial Chapel.[20] They spent six weeks following the wedding in Mexico and announced they would reside in Towson, Maryland upon their return.[21]

Selected works[edit]


  • Bond, Chrystelle Trump (1976). A Chronicle of Dance in Baltimore, 1780-1814. Marcel Dekker.
  • Rogers, Ellis; Rodgers, Chris; Bond, Chrystelle Trump (2004). New Worlds, New Steps: Social Dancing 1780-1900. Stuart Marsden. The Society. OCLC 57969574.


Bond received the Goucher Distinguished Faculty award in 1984. In 1991, she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1994, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Maryland Council for Dance.[3]


The Chrystelle Trump Bond Dance and Music Collection[edit]

Bond donated her personal library to Goucher College.[22] It contains approximately 1,000 pieces dating from 1820 through 1962. The collection consists mostly of American and European pop and dance music. It is most comprehensive in its coverage of social and theatrical dance, cultural studies of dance, and dance reconstruction between early 19th and 20th centuries.[23]


  1. ^ "Trump, Businessmen". The Baltimore Sun. 1979-07-01. p. 19. Retrieved 2018-05-03 – via
  2. ^ "Manchester". The Evening Sun. Hanover, Pennsylvania. 1962-11-28. Retrieved 2018-05-07 – via
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Biography". Goucher College. Goucher College Library.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Back Matter". Dance Chronicle. 31 (1). 2008. doi:10.1080/01472520701860797. JSTOR 25598153.
  5. ^ "Maryland Miscellany". The Evening Sun. Hanover, Pennsylvania. 1966-06-28. Retrieved 2018-05-07 – via
  6. ^ a b Shapiro, Stephanie (1992-03-27). "We once jitterbugged the nights away at USO canteens". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  7. ^ Musgrave, Karen (2012). Quilts in the Attic: Uncovering the Hidden Stories of the Quilts We Love (1st ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press. ISBN 9781610597838. OCLC 785574339.
  8. ^ Marbella, Jean (1992-12-09). "100 'Suite' years: Without the 'Nutcracker' it wouldn't be Christmas". The Baltimore Sun. p. 1B – via Proquest.
  9. ^ "Celebrating 50 Years of Chrystelle Trump Bond". Goucher College. Goucher College Library.
  10. ^ a b Musser, Frederic O. (1990). The History of Goucher College, 1930-1985. Goucher College. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  11. ^ a b c "Baltimore To Host Summer Arts Institute". The Baltimore Sun. 1967-06-06. p. B5 – via Proquest.
  12. ^ "Goucher Program". The Baltimore Sun. 1969-04-15. p. B5 – via Proquest.
  13. ^ "Alwin Nikolais Dance Theater In Residence At Goucher". The Baltimore Sun. 1969-12-10. p. B4 – via Proquest.
  14. ^ "Jazz Ensemble to perform". The Baltimore Sun. 1973-04-30. p. B3 – via Proquest.
  15. ^ a b Bond, Chrystelle Trump; McCormick, Gail Rodgers (2008). "The Estelle Dennis Dance Theatre Collection and the Louise Muse: Alicia Markova Collection". Dance Chronicle. 31 (1): 88–95. doi:10.1080/01472520701860656. JSTOR 25598143.
  16. ^ Conklin, J.L. (1989-05-19). "Performing dances from centuries ago". The Baltimore Sun. p. G19 – via Proquest.
  17. ^ "Modern Dance Program Friday". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. 1961-03-05. Retrieved 2018-05-07 – via
  18. ^ Remesch, Karin (1997-08-31). "Bond Elected to Board". The Baltimore Sun – via Proquest.
  19. ^ Gunther, Katie (1986-04-20). "10 professional dancers sought in open auditions". The Baltimore Sun. p. 199 – via Proquest.
  20. ^ "Maryland Weddings". The Baltimore Sun. 1966-07-17. Retrieved 2018-05-07 – via
  21. ^ "Former Waskom Resident Marries". The Marshall News Messenger. Marshall, Texas. 1966-07-01. Retrieved 2018-05-07 – via
  22. ^ "Goucher Printed Music". Goucher College Digital Library. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  23. ^ "Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College". CLIR Hidden Collections. Retrieved 2018-04-24.