edris stannus

de Valois

[duh val-wah]
Dame Ninette [ni-net] , (Edris Stannus) 1898–2001, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the Sadler's Wells Ballet).
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de Valois (də ˈvælwɑː)
Dame Ninette (niːˈnɛt). original name Edris Stannus. 1898--2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)

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