Brayley, Sally (1937–)

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Brayley, Sally (1937–)

English ballet dancer. Name variations: Sally Brayley Bliss. Born 1937 in London, England.

Trained with numerous teachers in Toronto and New York, including Margaret Craske, Antony Tudor, Lillian Moore and William Griffith; apprenticed with National Ballet of Canada, then joined ballet company of Metropolitan Opera in NY, where she appeared in such operas as La Perichole and La Gioconda, and in numerous works by Antony Tudor, including Echoing of Trumpets (1966) and Concerning Oracles; danced with City Center Joffrey Ballet for 2 years, performing in Gerald Arpino's Viva Vivaldi!, Elegy, and others; performed Prince Igor and Manon at New York City Opera; served as associate director of Joffrey II Company (1970–74), then became director (1975).