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date: 18 September 2020

Valois, Dame Ninette de [real name Edris Stannus; married name Edris Connell]locked

(1898–2001)
  • Noël Goodwin

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Valois, Dame Ninette de [real name Edris Stannus; married name Edris Connell] (1898–2001), ballet dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Royal Ballet, was born on 7 June 1898 at Baltiboys, a country estate near Blessington, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the younger daughter and second of four children of ...

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