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Vangsaae, Mona (1920–1983)

Vangsaae, Mona (1920–1983)

Danish ballet dancer. Born Mona Elly Hou Vangsaae, April 29, 1920, in Copenhagen, Denmark; died May 17, 1983; dau. of Albert Carl Hou Vangsaae and Boline Andersen Vangsaae; m. Børge Angelo Jahncke, 1942; m. Frank Schaufuss (ballet dancer), 1946 (div. 1977); children: Liselotte (b. 1943) and Peter (b. 1949).

Trained at Royal Danish Ballet school in Copenhagen; joined Royal Danish Ballet and performed there throughout most of career; danced in numerous Bournonville works, including Konservatoriet, La Ventana, and Napoli, and in European classics such as Fokine's Chopiniana and Giselle; created title role for Frederick Ashton's Romeo and Juliet (1955) and role of Aili in Birgit Cullberg's Moon Reindeer (1957).

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