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Vance, Norma (1927–1956)

Vance, Norma (1927–1956)

American ballet dancer. Name variations: Norma Kaplan. Born May 1927 in New York, NY; died in plane crash, April 15, 1956.

Trained with Mikhail Mordkin and Maria YurievnaSwoboda during adolescence; danced with Ballet Theater (1946–52), where she created a role in William Dollar's Jeux (1950), among others; danced in Antony Tudor repertory to great acclaim, among them Gala Performance and Pillar of Fire.

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