No photo available. Represent Ted Shawn? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 91,179 this week

Ted Shawn (1891–1972)

Often called "The Father of American Dance", Ted Shawn was born in 1891. In his early 20s he was dancing professionally in Los Angeles. He teamed with Norma Gould, and in 1913 they starred in a series of short films for Thomas Edison, including Dances of the Ages (1913). In 1914 he met and married dance star Ruth St. Denis. They became a huge hit ... See full bio »


(age 80) in Orlando, Florida, USA
1 video »

December TV and Movie Anniversaries

Jerry Maguire turns 20 on Dec. 13. Check out other movies and TV shows celebrating milestone anniversaries this month.

See more December anniversaries

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ted Shawn's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Dances of the Ages
Dances of the Ages Miniature Dancer
Glorifying the American Girl
Glorifying the American Girl Miscellaneous Crew


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (2 credits)
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (ballet ensembles)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 1913 Dances of the Ages (Documentary short)
Miniature Dancer
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?


Ted Shawn's wife, Ruth St. Denis, was 13 years his senior. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Ted Shawn on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page