Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Albertine Maxwell

Marker ID: NHC 122
Location: at the intersection of West End Ave (Tennessee Route 70S) and Orleans Drive, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 8.368    W 086° 49.14
  36.13946666    -86.819
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Regarded as the symbol of dance in her adopted hometown of Nashville, Ellen Albertine Chaiser Maxwell (1902-96) operated the Albertine School of the Dance (1936-80). She had danced with Chicago Opera, Adolf Baum Dance Co., and Ruth St. Denis Dance Co. Founder and director of the Les Ballets Intimes with Nashville Ballet Society (1945-80), Maxwell was also a founding member of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Assn. (1955). Her studio in her home, 3325 West End, no longer stands.

Erected 2005 by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.