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de Valois

[duh val-wah] /də ˈvæl wɑ/
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Dame Ninette [ni-net] /nɪˈnɛt/ (Show IPA), (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/
noun
1.
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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