Phyllis Spira


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(b Johannesburg, 18 Oct. 1943; d Cape Town, 11 Mar. 2008)

South African dancer. She studied in Johannesburg and in 1959 attended London's Royal Ballet School. In 1960 she joined the Royal Ballet touring company, becoming soloist (1961–5), though returning to S. Africa as principal dancer of PACT Ballet (1963–4). In 1965 she returned again, as ballerina with CAPAB. She then toured with National Ballet of Canada (1967–8) and in 1968 returned to CAPAB as guest artist, then ballerina.

Subjects: Dance.

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