Franklyn, Lidije (1922–)

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Franklyn, Lidije (1922–)

Russian dancer. Born Lidije Kocers, May 17, 1922, in USSR; raised in England.

Trained with Kurt Jooss and joined his ballet company (late 1930s); toured US with Jooss Ballet (1941–42) and remained there; performed wide variety of dance styles throughout performance career, but was best known for her Funeral Dance in Agnes de Mille's Brigadoon; trained dancers and worked intermittently throughout South America, especially with companies and orchestras in Caracas, Venezuela.