Forman, Ada (b. around 1895)

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Forman, Ada (b. around 1895)

American concert and theater dancer. Born c. 1895, probably in California.

Danced with Denishawn on tour (1915–16); partnered Ted Shawn in numerous works including Danse Javanese (1915), in abstractions such as Nature Rhythms (1915), and in exhibition ballroom works such as Dance Vogue (1916); left Denishawn to appear solo in vaudeville on the Keith-Albee circuit; performed successfully in Broadway revues, roof garden shows, and in Greenwich Village Follies of 1922; also appeared often in London (1920s) to great acclaim.