(b Cannes, 8 May 1886; d Newbury, 13 Feb. 1978)
British dance teacher and expert on ancient Greek dance. She studied ballet before researching Greek dance and founding her London-based ensemble, the Grecian Dancers, in 1913. During the First World War she established the Ruby Ginner School of Dance (later the Ginner-Mawer School of Dance and Drama) and in 1923 founded the Association of Teachers of the Revived Greek Dance. This evolved into the Greek Dance Association, which was ultimately absorbed into the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She wrote The Revived Greek Dance (London, 1933) and Gateway to Dance (1960).