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Ninette de Valois (1898–2001)

It has been rightly suggested that Dame Ninette de Valois is one of the most important women of the century. It was due to her drive and ambition that the modern English ballet was created. In that respect she changed history single handed. Born in Ireland, young Ninette (her stage name was her mother's suggestion) came to England aged 7 to study ... See full bio »

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Known For

Checkmate
Checkmate Miscellaneous Crew
(1963)
Coppélia, A ballet in three acts
(2000)
The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty Miscellaneous Crew
(2007)
The Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet Miscellaneous Crew
(1960)

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 2007 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (director: 1946 production)
 2000 Coppélia, A ballet in three acts (TV Movie) (ballet: Choreography by)
 1964 Tempo (TV Series) (in tribute to - 1 episode)
- Postscript to the Ballet (1964) ... (in tribute to)
 1963 Checkmate (TV Movie) (choreography) / (director: The Royal Ballet)
 1960 The Royal Ballet (director: The Royal Ballet)
 1946 The Gods Go a-Begging (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1939 The Rake's Progress (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1939 The Sleeping Princess (TV Movie) (director: The Vic-Wells Ballet)
 1939 Checkmate (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1938 Bar aux Folies-Bergère (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1936 Job (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1936 As You Like It (choreographer - uncredited)
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Other Works:

She performed and choreographed the ballet, "Cephalus and Procris, Danse Sacree Et Danse Profane, The Scorpions of Ysit, and Regatta" in the Vic-Wells Ballet at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England. Frederick Ashton choreographed "Regatta." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dame Ninette de Valois
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Trivia:

She was awarded honorary degrees of LLD from the University of Aberdeen in 1958 in Scotland and the University of Sussex in 1975. See more »

Nickname:

The Hockey Mistress See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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