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Jean Sullivan (1923 - 2003)

Jean Sullivan (May 26, 1923 - February 27, 2003) was an American actress and dancer. She acted in film, television and stage productions, and danced both flamenco and ballet, the latter with the Amer...

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Marilyn Miller (1898 - 1936)

The unquestioned queen of Broadway musical comedy in the 1920s Mariyln Miller was only five years old when she became a member of her family's vaudeville act. She only made three films and would have m...

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Ann Miller (1923 - 2004)

Johnnie Lucille Collier (April 12, 1923[1] – January 22, 2004), known professionally as Ann Miller, was an American dancer, singer and actress. She is best remembered for her work in the Holly...

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Khandi Alexander MP

Khandi Alexander (born September 4, 1957) is an American dancer, choreographer, and actress. She is known for the role of Dr. Alexx Woods in the CBS police procedural series CSI: Miami. Links Wik...

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Rosie Perez MP

New York, New York County, New York, United States

Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist. Rosie produced and directed Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu to sepas! (I'm ...

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Moira Shearer (1926 - 2006)

Moira Shearer, Lady Kennedy (17 January 1926 – 31 January 2006), was an internationally renowned British ballet dancer and actress. Early life She was born Moira Shearer King in Dunfermlin...

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Judy Landon (deceased)

Judith "Judy" B. Landon was an actress and dancer who primarily played uncredited bit parts in films in the early '50s, particularly a background dancer in movie musicals. Particularly notable roles ...

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Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

Eleanor Torrey Powell (November 21, 1912 – February 11, 1982) was an American film actress and dancer of the 1930s and 1940s, known for her exuberant solo tap dancing. Early life Powell wa...

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Rudolf Nureyev (1938 - 1993)

Rudolf Xämät ulı Nuriev, también conocido como Rudolf Jamétovich Nuréyev (nótese que su nombre es Rudólf, no Rúdolf) (en cirílico &...

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Fernando Bujones MP (1955 - 2005)

Fernando Bujones (Miami, 9 de março de 1955 — Miami, 10 de novembro de 2005) foi um bailarino norte-americano. Nascido em Miami, Florida, de pais cubanos, Bujones era considerado um dos...

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Angela Leigh MP (c.1926 - 2004)

from Angela Leigh, 78; a Founder of National Ballet of Canada - Obituaries December 3, 2004 Angela Leigh, 78, a founding member and former principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, died Tu...

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Tamara Geva (1907 - 1997)

Tamara Geva (17 March 1907 - 9 December 1997) was a Russian actress, ballet dancer and choreographer. She was the first wife of dancer/choreographer George Balanchine. Biography She was born ...

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Vera Zorina (1917 - 2003)

Vera Zorina (January 2, 1917 – April 9, 2003) was a Norwegian ballerina, musical theatre actress and choreographer. Background Vera Zorina was born Eva Brigitta Hartwig in Berlin, Germ...

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Tanaquil LeClercq (1929 - 2000)

Tanaquil Le Clercq (2 October 1929, Paris, France — 31 December 2000, New York City) was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, but her dancing career was ended when she was stricke...

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Jerome Robbins MP (1918 - 1998)

Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally...

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Marge Champion MP (1919 - d.)

Marge Champion (born September 2, 1919) is an American dancer, choreographer, and actress. Early years Champion was born Marjorie Celeste Belcher in Los Angeles, California, to Hollywood danc...

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Gower Carlyle Champion MP (1919 - 1980)

Gower Carlyle Champion (June 22, 1919 – August 25, 1980) was an American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer. Early years Champion was born in Geneva, Illinois, the son ...

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Gene Kelly MP (1912 - 1996)

biography... ; Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his e...

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Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE MP (1919 - 1991)

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her en...

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) MP (1899 - 1987)

Fred Astaire was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He...

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Lisa Rinehart MP

Lisa Rinehart is a ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theater, and often writes articles for the "DanceView Times", an online blog. She also starred in Dancers, also known as Giselle or A Time to ...

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Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov MP

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Бар&#x...

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Lucia H Chase MP (1897 - 1986)

Lucia Chase (24 March 1897; Waterbury, Connecticut - 9 January 1986; New York, USA) was an American dancer, actress, ballet director and also the co-founder of the American Ballet Theatre. Career...

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Charles Weidman MP (1901 - 1975)

Charles Weidman (1901 – 1975) is a renowned choreographer, modern dancer and teacher. He is well known as one of the pioneers of Modern Dance in America. He wanted to break free from the tradi...

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Catherine Littlefield MP (1905 - 1951)

Catherine Littlefield (1905 — 1951) was an American ballerina and choreographer, one of the first inductees (1987) into the Hall of Fame of the National Museum of Dance. She founded the Ph...

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Ruth St. Denis MP (1879 - 1968)

Ruth St. Denis (January 20, 1879 – July 21, 1968) was a modern dance pioneer, introducing eastern ideas into the art. She was co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dance and the teach...

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Ted Shawn MP (1891 - 1972)

Ted Shawn (21 October 1891 — 9 January 1972), originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance. Along with creating Denishawn with former wife ...

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Doris Batcheller Humphrey MP (1895 - 1958)

Doris Batcheller Humphrey (October 17, 1895 – December 29, 1958) was a dancer and choreographer of the early twentieth century. Along with her contemporaries Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham...

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Agnes George de Mille MP (1905 - 1993)

Agnes George de Mille was born in New York City, September 18, 1905, daughter of film producer, William de Mille and Anna (George) de Mille, daughter of economist Henry George. When Agnes was nine year...

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Gwen Verdon MP (1925 - 2000)

Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances. With flaming red hair a...

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Erick Hawkins MP (1909 - 1994)

Frederick Hawkins known as Erick Hawkins (April 23, 1909 – November 23, 1994) was a leading American modern-dance choreographer and dancer. Born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 23 1909, he ...

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George Balanchine MP (1904 - 1983)

George Balanchine, born Giorgi Balanchivadze (Georgian: გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Russ...

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Katherine Mary Dunham MP (1909 - 2006)

Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, and company director as well as an author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most succ...

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Marjorie Louise Tallchief MP

Marjorie Louise Tallchief (born 1927 in Denver, Colorado) was a ballerina of the Osage Nation. Career Tallchief was the first American Indian to be "première danseuse étoile" of...

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Maria Tallchief / Wa-Xthe-Thomba MP (1925 - 2013)

Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for he...

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Martha Graham MP (1894 - 1991)

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, St...

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Paola Styron MP

PAOLA STYRON (Co-Director of IF) Paola is an internationally acclaimed modern dancer. She was a leading performer and collaborator for over twenty years with choreographer /director Martha Clarke. Prod...

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Gelsey Kirkland MP

Gelsey Kirkland (born 29 December 1952, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American ballerina. Kirkland joined the New York City Ballet in 1968 at age fifteen, at the invitation of George Balanchine. ...

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Pati Behrs MP (1922 - 2004)

Pati Behrs (February 13, 1922 – July 4, 2004) was a Russian-born prima ballerina. Biography Pati Behrs Eristoff was a prima ballerina and a grandniece of Leo Tolstoy. She may be best k...

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Colette MP (1873 - 1954)

Colette , de son vrai nom Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, est une romancière française, née à Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (Yonne) le 28 janvier 1873, morte à Paris le 3 ao&#x...

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Josephine Baker MP (1906 - 1975)

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and even the "Créole Goddess" in angloph...

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Rita Hayworth MP (1918 - 1987)

She was an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s not only as one of the era's top stars, but also as the era's greatest sex symbol, most notably in Gilda (1946). She appea...

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Cyd Charisse MP (1921 - 2008)

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 18, 2008 Filed at 8:14 a.m. ET LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in...

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Lena Horne MP (1917 - 2010)

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a singer, dancer, actress, and activist who had a wildly successful career as a nightclub performer and recording artist. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign ...

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Ginger Rogers MP (1911 - 1995)

American stage and film dancer and actress Ginger Rogers along with Fred Astaire was the most legendary dancing team in film history; she was also a successful dramatic actress, even winning a Best Act...

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Isadora Duncan MP (1877 - 1927)

Photos Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Europe and the Soviet Union fro...

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Mata Hari MP (1876 - 1917)

Mata Hari is Maleis voor 'OOG van de DAGERAAD, ofwel ZON (in Dutch) (in English) google images

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Carlotta Grisi MP (1819 - 1899)

Carlotta Grisi, whose real name was Caronne Adele Giuseppina Maria Grisi, was born in Visinada, Istria, on June 28, 1819. Her mother's name was Maria (born Boschetti), and her father was Vincenzo Gri...

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Anna Pavlova MP (1881 - 1931)

Anna Pavlova Even if you are not a ballet enthusiast, chances are you have heard of Anna Pavlova, the physically tiny Russian ballerina who rocked the world of classical ballet at the turn of the cen...

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