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Transcript of interview with Theresa Brickley and Liz Burkey by Andres Moses, January 27, 2006






Theresa Brickley and Elizabeth Burkey come from very different corners of the world, but were united by dance in Las Vegas. Theresa was bom and raised in Tokyo, and immigrated to the United States with her American husband. Elizabeth, better known as Liz, was bom in Detroit, Michigan into a family of performance artists. Theresa's first dance job was disrupted by World War II, while Liz's break came when becoming a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. Migrating to Las Vegas from Seattle and California respectively, the two met as performers in the Sun City Dance Company, and became the best of friends. They have performed all over the city, including Sahara, Rio, and Mirage, to name a few.

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Theresa Brickley and Elizabeth Burkey oral history interview, 2006 January 27. OH-00069. [Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada


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