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Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Princess Seraphine Astafieva

Ballerina. Danced for Diaghilev, and opened a ballet school in 1916 in London. The title of ‘Princess’ may be spurious. In the picture the Princess is on the right. Alicia Markova is the dancer on ...

Person, Dance, Russia

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Dancer, singer, actor. Born and died America. Brother and sister, Frederick and Adele Austerlitz, started as children as vaudeville performers. Between 1917 and 1932 they appeared in musical shows ...

Person, Cinema, Dance, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, USA

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Ballet Rambert

Ballet Rambert

Britain's oldest dance company. Founded by Dame Marie Rambert initially as Rambert Dancers, and then, at the Mercury Theatre, in 1931, as the Ballet Club and then, until the 1980s, as Ballet Ramber...

Group, Dance

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Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

Dance company. A school for a Moscow orphanage was created in 1773, and its pupils were employed by Prince Pyotr Urusov and the English theatrical entrepreneur Michael Maddox, to form part of a new...

Group, Dance, Theatre, Russia

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Baroness Boothroyd

Baroness Boothroyd

Politician. Born Betty Boothroyd in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. In the 1940s she was a dancer with the Tiller Girls troupe, and in the 1960s was a legislative assistant for an American congressman. Return...

Person, Politics & Administration, Dance, USA

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