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Valois, Dame Ninette de [real name Edris Stannus; married name Edris Connell]

Noël Goodwin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print March 2009 |
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/71607

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Valois, Dame Ninette de [real name Edris Stannus; married name Edris Connell] (1898–2001), ballet dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Royal Ballet, was born on 7 June 1898 at Baltiboys, a country estate near Blessington, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the younger daughter and second of four children of ...

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Subjects: Dance ; Social and Cultural History

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