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Ashton, Sir Frederick William Mallandaine (1904–1988), choreographer and director, was born on 17 September 1904 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the fourth of the five children of George Ashton (1864–1924) and his second wife, Georgiana (1869–1939), daughter of Henry Fulcher and his wife, Edith. His father was manager of the ...

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Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (1904–1988) by Baron, c. 1945 Getty Images – Baron

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George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885–1916) by unknown artist, © Lebrecht Music & Arts

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Butterworth, George Sainton Kaye (1885–1916), composer and folk dancer, was born on 12 July 1885 at 16 Westbourne Square, Paddington, London, the only child of Sir Alexander Kaye Butterworth (1854–1946), a solicitor and later general manager of the North Eastern Railway Company, and his wife, ...

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Essex, John (d. 1744), dancing-master, is of obscure origins, as the place and date of his birth, and his parentage, are unknown. Nothing is known of his early life or his education but by 1702 he was established as a professional dancer at the ...

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Gallini, Sir John Andrew [formerly Giovanni Andrea Battista Gallini] (1728–1805), dancer and theatre manager, was born in Florence, Italy, on 7 January 1728. He was trained in Paris by François Marcel and emigrated to England at an unknown date, though he had been performing at the ...

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Helpmann, Sir Robert Murray (1909–1986), ballet dancer and actor, was born on 9 April 1909 at Kingsley House, Bay Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia, the eldest of the three children of James Murray Helpman (1881–1927), stock judge and auctioneer, and his wife, Mary (1883–1970)...

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Sir Robert Murray Helpmann (1909–1986) by Pamela Chandler, 1956 © Estate of Pamela Chandler / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Isaac, Mr [Edward Isaac] (fl. 1675–1717), dancing-master and choreographer, was a cousin of the Isaac family of musicians in London and Dublin and may have had some connection with the Paris dancers Isac or Isecq. His own surviving dances, however, are English in construction and style....

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Kennedy, Douglas Neil (1893–1988), folk musician and dancer, was born on 11 May 1893 at 138 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, the son of John Henderson Kennedy (d. 1912?), solicitor and singing teacher, and his wife, Patricia Grieve Thomson (d. 1906). He was educated at ...

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Douglas Neil Kennedy (1893–1988) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS

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William Kimber (1872–1961) by unknown photographer, 1912 courtesy EFDSS

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Kimber, William (1872–1961), morris dancer and musician, was born on 8 September 1872 at Huggett's Cottage, Old Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, eldest of the four sons and two daughters of William Kimber (1849–1931), builder, and his wife, Sophia Ann (1850–1931), née Kimber, smocker, of ...

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Danny La Rue (1927–2009) by Reg Wilson, 2002 © Reg Wilson / Rex Features

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La Rue, Danny [real name Daniel Patrick Carroll] (1927–2009), entertainer, was born at 10 Horgans Buildings, Cork, Ireland, on 26 July 1927, the youngest of five children of Thomas (Tom) Carroll (b. 1895), carpenter and cabinet-maker, and his wife, Mary Ann, ...

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Laban, Rudolf Jean-Baptiste Attila (1879–1958), dancer and dance theoretician, who developed a comprehensive system of movement notation, was born on 15 December 1879 at Donaulande 12, Bratislava, in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the first among the four children of Field Marshal Rudolf von Laban...

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L'Abbé, Anthony (b. 1666/7, d. in or after 1753), choreographer and dancing-master, about whose birth and parentage nothing is known, joined the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris as a dancer in 1688, at the age of twenty-one. He left in 1698 when ...

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Meyer, Laverne Ignatius Henry (1935–2008), dancer and choreographer, was born on 1 February 1935, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, one of seven children of Lincoln Meyer, farmer, and his wife, Cora, née Voll. A childhood enthusiasm for dancing from watching films starring Fred Astaire...

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Peacock, Francis (1723/4–1807), dancing-master and musician, was possibly born in or near York, although precise details of his birthplace are unknown. He studied dancing under Desnoyer, later dancing master at George III's court. In 1747 he was recommended to Aberdeen as 'a capable master … of a discreet and moral character' (...

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Priest, Josias (d. 1734/5), dancer and boarding-school proprietor, was almost certainly a performer on the London stage from at least 1667, when Mr Priest danced a ‘Tony’, or fool, in act v of Dryden's comedy Sir Martin Mar-All and the end of the play was 'Crown'd with an Excellent Entry … by ...