Foster, Gae (b. 1903)

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Foster, Gae (b. 1903)

American theatrical choreographer. Born 1903 in Bunker Hill, California.

Worked in association with Fanchon and Marco's productions throughout most of career including as performer in Sunkist (1920) and assisting Fanchon (starting 1925) as Prolog distributor; began receiving own Prolog credit (1928) for precision team, Gae's Sweet Sixteen, but continued in association with Fanchon and Marco; began serving as dance director and production stage director at Roxy Theater in NY (1933); staged dances for Gae Foster Girls—also known as Roxyettes—on bicycles, unicycles, tricycles, polo sticks, and more, which were considered fierce competition for better known Rockettes; choreographed numerous well-received pieces, such as Swiss Maid Number (1939) and Shawl Dance (1940); sent her own former dancers to stage further precision dance acts throughout Midwestern theaters.