Brae, June (1917–2000)

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Brae, June (1917–2000)

English ballerina. Born June Baer, May 18, 1917, in Ringwood, Hants., England; died in 2000; studied with George Goncharov in China; trained at Sadler's Wells Ballet School in London and with Nicholas Legat in Paris; m. David Lucas Breeden.

Made stage debut in Shanghai in The Blue Bird; joined the Sadler's Wells Ballet (1936) and remained there for years, scoring 1st success as Josephine in The Wedding Bouquet, followed by Nocturne, Giselle, Les Patineurs, Harlequin in the Street, Checkmate, Dante Sonata, The Sleeping Princess and Les Sylphides, among others; was the 1st to appear as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty (1939).