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Vanoye Aikens (1917–2013)

Vanoye Aikens was a star dancer and choreographer for the famous Katherine Dunham Dance Company. The Dunham Company popularized African American dance and pioneered the Dunham Technique, which combined Caribbean and African dance with European ballet. A native of Georgia, Aikens attended Morehouse College for two years. He worked through school as ... See full bio »

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 1961 Barabbas
Prisoner in Mines (uncredited)
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers (as Van Aikens)
 1961 Goliath and the Vampires
Amahil (as Van Aikens)
 1960 La rivolta degli schiavi
Iface (as Van Aikens)

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He performed in Katherine Dunham's dance revue, "Tropical Revue," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Katherine Dunham and the Dunham Dancers. Singers and musicians include Bobby Capo, Lucille Ellis, Lenwood Morris, Tommy Gomez, James Alexander, Wilbert Bradley, Dolores Harper, Jesse Hawkins, Richardena Jackson, Eartha... See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanore Aikens | Van Aikens

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