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On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne was an English ballerina, choreographer, actress and theatre-television director. She is famous for her theatre choreography to the two longest-running shows of Broadway history: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. First steps She was a precocious dance talent from an early age. Her gift for dancing was discovered by a… Continue reading On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

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On this day… was born Ninette de Valois

Dame Ninette de Valois was a ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director and founder of what is now called the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of 20th century and still one of leading ballet companies in the world. She was born in Ireland in 1898. Before any English ballet companies existed, she danced… Continue reading On this day… was born Ninette de Valois