1636 – Born in Versailles, France. French ballet dancer and teacher whose contributions to the development of ballet include the definition of the five basic positions of the feet. 1661 – Beauchamp was appointed director of the Académie Royale de Danse. 1672 – Under the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully became a part of the Académie Royale ..
1899 – Frederick Austerlitz, born on the 10th of May o a wealthy Omaha family, young Astaire was trained at the Alvienne School of Dance and the Ned Wayburn School of Dancing. He was the greatest dancer ever seen on film. 1909 – In a double act with his sister Adele, He danced in cabarets, ..
1950 – Allen was born in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1950. 1970 – Received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University. 1975 – Married Win Wilford and divorced him after eight years. 1979 – Received the Drama Desk Award. 1980 – Played the role of Lydia Grant in the movie Fame. 1982 – Directed the ..
1931 – Ailey was born 5th of January in Rogers, Texas. 1945 – Attended the dance classes held by choreoghrapher Katherine Dunham and took dancing lessons under Lester Horton while studying in college. 1953 – When Horton died, Ailey became the director and resident choreographer for the Lester Horton Dance Theater. He was able to ..
1962 – She was born on the 19th of June in San Fernando, California. American singer, dancer and actress. 1970 – Her parents divorced. – She started her dance lessons around the age of eight and showed a natural talent for it. 1977 – She received a scholarship to a dance camp near ..