1945 – Born on August 16th in Cincinnati, Ohio. 1960 – Received the Ford Foundation Scholarship for dance. 1969 – Married to Paul Mejia. 2003 – Recipient of a National Medal of Arts. 2005 – Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipients were Robert Redford, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett and Julie Harris. ..
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1909 – Katherine Dunham born on the 22nd of June in Chicago, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. She did not begin formal dance training until her late teens. 1933 – In Chicago she studied with Ludmilla Speranzeva and Mark Turbyfill, and danced her first leading role in Ruth Page’s ballet "La Guiablesse". 1936 – She ..
1877 – She was born Dora Angela Duncan on the 26th day of May this year in San Francisco, California, she is considered by many to be the mother of Modern Dance. She attended school for the early years of her life, but dropped out because she found it to be constricting to her individuality. ..
1917 – Maya Deren, born on the 29th of April in Kiev, Ukraine, Russia. She was also a choreographer, dancer, poet, writer and photographer. 1922 – She came to the USA as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father, a psychiatrist, and her mother, an artist, she fled the pogroms against Russian Jews. 1936 – She ..
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1941 – Nicholas Dante was born this year. 1975 – Co-wrote musical "A Chorus Line". 1976 – Earned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He authored a screenplay, Fake Lady, and a stage musical based on the life of entertainer ..
US ballet dancer and choreographer 1934 – Born Joseph Jacques Ahearn on the 28th of July, in Dedham, Massachusetts. Jacques d’Amboise was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Choreographed ballets for the New York City Ballet. 1956 – Married Carolyn George, a photographer and former ballerina, on New ..
Russian ballet dancer in US 1903 – Born on the 20th of November in Peterhof, Russia. She was trained at the two major schools in Leningrad, the Soviet State Ballet and Russian Imperial Ballet School. Her first professional post was as a member of the St. Petersburg’s Imperial Ballet. 1924 – ..
1919 – Merce Cunningham, born on the 16th of April in in Centralia, Washington. An American modern dancer and choreographer. 1940 – 1955 – He studied with Martha Graham and was a soloist in her company. 1942 – He presented his first work. 1952 – His best-known early works include Suite by Chance and Symphonie ..