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Phyllis Selina Dixey (1914–1964) by unknown photographer, 1940 © Getty Images

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Dixey, Phyllis Selina (1914–1964), variety and striptease artiste, was born on 10 February 1914 at 330 Kingston Road, Merton, Surrey, the second child of Ernest Dixey (1891–1972), ship's steward and later railway attendant, from Sevenoaks, Kent, and his wife, (Phyllis) Selina (1891–1978), daughter of ...

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Gopal, (Bissano) Ram (1912?–2003), Indian classical dancer, was born, probably on 20 November 1912, in Bangalore, India, the son of a Rajput lawyer and his Burmese wife. Being a cantonment town, Bangalore had a considerable British and Anglo-Indian presence. Gopal's autobiography, Rhythm in the Heavens...

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Lanner [married name Geraldini], Katharina Josefa [Katti] (1829–1908), dancer and choreographer, was born in the parish of Laimgrube, Vienna, Austria, on 14 September 1829, one of the two daughters of Josef Lanner (1801–1843), a violinist and waltz composer, and his wife, Franciska, ...

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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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Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev (1938–1993) by Sir Cecil Beaton © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's

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Nureyev, Rudolf Hametovich (1938–1993), dancer and choreographer, was born in Siberia in mid-March 1938, the youngest child (after three sisters) of Hamet Nuriakhmetovich Nureyev (1903–1966), a Red Army political officer, and his wife, Farida Agilivulevna (1905–1988). She was on a train to join him near ...

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Prokovsky, André (1939–2009), dancer and choreographer, was born André Pokrovski in Paris on 13 January 1939, the only child of Vladimir Pokrovski, electrical engineer, and his wife, Tatiana, both of Russian extraction. He studied dance with a number of distinguished émigré teachers including ...

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Shankar, Uday (1900–1977), dancer and choreographer, was born on 8 December 1900 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, the eldest of five surviving sons of Pandit Shyam Shankar, otherwise Shyam Shankar Chowdhury (1876/7–1935), and his wife Hemangini Devi (d. c. 1938). The sitar maestro ...

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Penelope Spencer (1901–1993) by Frank Davis, 1926 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum