Gardiner, Lisa (c. 1896–1958)

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Gardiner, Lisa (c. 1896–1958)

American ballet dancer and teacher. Born c. 1896, in Washington, DC; died Nov 4, 1958, in Washington, DC.

Toured with company of Anna Pavlova where she worked with Ivan Clustine and Alexander Volinine; performed in Mecca on Broadway (1922); trained intermittently with Mikhail Fokine as well as with Roshanara in Indian dance styles; with Mary Day, founded the Washington School of Ballet (1944); also had her own company. Choreographed The Dance of the Hours (1936), An Afternoon in Vienna (c. 1936) and Capriccio Espagnol (c. 1939).

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