Bird, Dorothy (c. 1913–)

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Bird, Dorothy (c. 1913–)

Canadian dancer. Born c. 1913 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Made professional debut with Martha Graham Co. in Primitive Mysteries (1931); remained with company until 1937, performing in such works as Tragic patterns (1933), American Provincials (1934) and Horizons (1936); choreographed for recitals with Miriam Blecher, Si-Lan Chen, José Limón, and others (1938–47); performed regularly on Broadway, where credits include Agnes de Mille's Hooray for What? (1937), Albertina Rasch's Around the World (1946) and Sleepy Hollow (1948); also choreographed Opening Dance (1938), Nostalgic Portrait (1938), Songs of the Hill Country (1945), Woman by the Sea (1947) and Incantations (1947).