Born in Sydney, Eileen Kramer began
her serious dance training at the Gertrud
Bodenwieser studio having been inspired
by a Bodenwieser Ballet performance of
The Blue Danube at the Sydney
Conservatorium. Later she joined the
Bodenwieser Ballet and appeared in many
of the company's important works of the
1940s. They included
The Blue Danube and
The Wheel of Life. During
this time Bodenwieser created
Indian Love Song on her.
Kramer toured Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa and India with the Bodenwieser
Ballet and was also one of the company's
leading costume designers.
Kramer left the Bodenwieser Ballet in
the 1950s and spent three years living
and performing in India before moving
to the United States where she worked
with the Trillium Performing Arts Collective
in Lewisburg, West Virginia.