Manners, Martha (1924–1977)

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Manners, Martha (1924–1977)

English dancer. Born April 24, 1924, in England; died Mar 28, 1977, in New York, NY; m. Nicholas DeRose (died).

Made professional debut at 14; performed with Marquis de Cuevas Co. and Ballet Russe; danced as soloist with Russian Opera Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet, NY; held teaching positions at Newark Ballet Academy (NJ), Birmingham Civic Ballet (AL), and Birmingham Southern College (AL); taught private classes in New York City.