Braggiotti, Gloria (c. 1905–)

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Braggiotti, Gloria (c. 1905–)

Italian-American dancer and photographer. Name variations: Gloria Braggiotti Etting; Mrs. Emlen Etting. Born c. 1905 in Florence, Italy; sister of Berthe and Francesca Braggiotti (dancers); m. Emlen Etting (painter, 1905–1993).

Studied with Mlle La Roche while growing up in Florence; with sisters, trained at Denishawn's summer encampment in Peterborough, NH (early 1920s); with sister Francesca, performed in St. Denis' Cupid and Psyche (1923); is thought to have continued to appear in Denishawn productions until mid-1930s, when she retired from dancing; worked as a fashion editor at New York Evening Post, then turned to photography.