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STREETSWINGS DANCER HISTORY ARCHIVES: INDEX [ A ]
LEGEND: aka = Also Known As / m: = Married/ n/a = Not Available / ( ) = Note / c.= Circa.

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Dances

Dates

Abdill Joie n/a Marathons Buster Craw Marathon C.1930s
Abezetian Martin n/a 1948 Harvest Moon Ball Champions Elaine Shepro Jitterbug C.1948
Ackerman Jack n/a Buck Clayton Jam Session: 'Rock-a-Bye Basie' Master Tap Dancer. Jimmy Slyde Tap C.1940s
Acuna Maria Cuba n/a n/a Spanish C.1940s?
Adams Billy n/a Danced with Aaron Palmer M: Victoria Spivey Tap C.1920s
Adams Diana Staunton, VA. 1943 Oklahoma!. Helen of Troy. 1956 Invitation To Dance Danny Kaye,
M: Hugh Laing
Ballet 3/29/1926-1/10/1993
Adams "Miss" ?New Orleans? "Florida Creole Girls" n/a Cakewalk C.1903
Adams Jill (Mrs.) n/a Tap Sandals ? n/a Tap Dancer C.1950's?
Adams Sisters n/a Europe Fan Dance [pathe 1932], n/a Fan Dance C.1932
Adelaide & Hughes n/a 1912 The Passing Show Johnny J.J. Hughes Ballroom, Hoop C.1920s?
Adger Jules New York Cotton Club, Hot Mikado - (Broadhurst Theatre). " Cotton Club Boy" Eccentric, Tap 8/19/1913 - 5/27/1991
Adler Faye n/a 1940 The Bank Dick Ted Bradford n/a C.1930s?
Adorée
(La Fonte)
Renée (Jeanne) Lille, France "Four Horsemen."
1928 The Cossacks.
10/1926 Motion Pic Mag.
Rudolph Valentino,
John Gilbert,
M: Tom Moore
Tango, Actress, Circus 9/30/1898-10/5/1933
Adrian Iris USA "Road To Zannzibar" n/a Rumba, Broadway C.1930's
Agoust Emil France Sitca Simone De Beryl n/a C.1915
Aguilar Pedro New York? 1954 El Duende de Jerea. 1951 Que Rico el Mambo Aka: " Cuban Pete," "Mr. Mambo" Mambo, Salsa, Latin 6/14/1927 – 1/13/2009
Ahlberg Irene n/a 1931 E. Carroll Vanities Beryl Wallace? n/a C.1930s
Aicha n/a n/a n/a n/a Belly Dancer C.1915
Ailey Alvin Rogers, TX Alvin Ailey Troupe n/a Jazz, Modern etc. 1/5/1931-12/1/1989
Aland ? New York Cotton Club Express Anise, ? Waltz C.1937
Alba Florina Spain? A Night in Spain Julio Toledo, Cabalgata Co. Spanish, Ballet C.1949
Albertieri Luigi n/a Instructor Pavlova Mime, Ballet, Stage C.1920s
Alberto ??? n/a n/a Clara Rumba C.1920s
Albright Helen "Mousie" California? Groovie Movie, Jr. Prom (1946,) Twice Blessed (1945,) Hollywood Cafe (1953) Dean Collins, Waxey West Coast Swing, Jitterbug C.1940s
Albright Wally n/a Twice Blessed (in sweater in “Jitterbug Finals Tonight”) ?? Lindy C.1940s
Alcorn William USA I'll Remember April.
Hollywood Canteen
Irene Thomas Jitterbug C.1944
Alderson Ethel n/a Le Parardi's Restaurant Headlined with Bob Hope Acrobatic Dancer C.1920s
Aldrich "Miss Frances" USA? n/a n/a Moth, Lariat, Oriental, Spanish, Step, Clog C.1940s?
Aleda ??? n/a Instructors D'avalos Mambo C.1950s?
Alejo Wlliam De Cuba Instructor n/a Rumba C.1950
Alexander Louise New York Circle Theater - Queen of the Moulon Rouge Joseph Smith, John Jarrott Apache C.1905-10
Alexander Rod Los Angeles Your Show Of Shows (TV) Bambi Lynn Ballroom, C.1940-70s
Alexis ? European Dancers Danse Apache [B Pathe 1934], You are my Song Divibe [B Pathe 1936] Aka: Alexis and Dorrano, Alexis and Isolde Adagio, Apache, Ballroom C.1930s
Ali Princess n/a Barnum & Bailey Circus. Midway Plaisance. Edison Films n/a Oriental, Belly C.1895
Allan Maude Toronto, Canada 1903 Debut in Vienna "Vision of Salome," Great Salome Dance [1908] Correct aka: Maude Allen Ballet, Greek, Salome 4/23/1887-11/7/1956
Allard Marie n/a Dance Instructor, Author n/a Contre Danses 1738-1802
Allen Amelia Europe Eve's Film Revue [1925] n/a Ballet C.1920's
Allen Billy New York n/a n/a Ballroom, C.1914
Debbie Houston, TX. n/a n/a Dancer, Actress, Singer n/a B.1/16/1950
Allen Gracie San Francisco Originally a dancer with Burns, became actress Bob Hope, m: George Burns  Ballroom, 7/26/1906-8/27/1964
Allen Hortense St. Louis, Missouri Known for her act dressed as half snake and half woman. Aka: 'the Body' Allen, Hortense Allen Jordan Tap 1950s
Allen Jane Washington? Created the Mule Walk dance n/a Mule Walk, Turkey Trot, Horsetrot, Tango C.1913
Allen Jean Minneapolis, MN 1932 Kid From Spain.
1934 Stand Up & Cheer
" Goldwyn Girl" Chorus C.1930s
Allen Phyllis Staten Is. NY Caught in the Cabaret Charlie Chaplin Dancer, Actress 11/25/1861-3/26/1938
Allewelt Norma USA n/a n/a n/a C.1920s
Allyson June n/a n/a Aka: Ella Geisman,: Dick Powell Ballroom Jazz B.1917
Alonso n/a n/a n/a Aka: Alonso and Pepita Apache C.1910s
Alonso Alicia Havana Cuba Ballet Theater Fernando Alonso Flamenco, Ballet C.1950s
Alstock Al New York Cotton Club "Cotton Club Boy." Eccentric, Tap C.1935
Alston & Young USA 1941 Murder with Music Young Dance Team? C.1941
Altide D. n/a n/a n/a Dancer C.1910
Alvarez ? n/a Student Tour [1934] Aka: Florence and Alvarez Dancers C.1930s
Alvarez ? Montreal, Canada n/a Carlotta Ballroom, C.1940s
Alvarez Anita Tyrone, PA Something for the Boys.
Tars & Spars
M: George Jacobsen Various B.10/13/1920
Alvarez Vicky n/a n/a n/a Cabaret Dancer? C.1950s
Alvis Nina Europe Murder at the Cabaret [1936], Capla Dancers C.1936
Amaya Carmen Barcelona Spain 1945 See My Lawyer.
Follow The Boys
n/a Flamenco & Spanish 11/2/1913-11/19/1963
Ambrose Jacques n/a n/a n/a Ballet C.1950s
Americus Quartet USA Edison Films [1903] n/a Cakewalk C.1902
Ames Charles n/a n/a Amy Revere Ballroom, 1930s
Ames Florenz n/a Of Thee I Sing [1931].
Let 'Em Eat Cake [1933]
(Mainly an Actor) n/a C.1930s
Ameta n/a ?USA? 1903 Edison Films n/a Mirror Dance,
Fire Dancer
C.1903
Anderson Charles USA Uncle Remus Visit to New York [1914] Aka: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Anderson Society Dances C.1914
Anderson Evelyn n/a n/a n/a Dancer 1907-10/29/1994
Anderson Jose Europe 1935 Pathetone #253, London Hippodrome (1943) Heather Anderson Dancers C.1935
Anderson Ivie n/a Doin The Chocolate Shake.
Savoy Ballroom
n/a Shimmy, Singer 1930s
Anderson John Murray USA Dance Instructor, Author Miss Genevieve Lyon Turkey Trot, One Step, Gavotte, Tango, Maxixe 1886-1954
Anderson Lottie n/a Bowery Theater James Riles Song & Dance C.1883
Anderson Maceo E. Charleston, SC Aka: one of "Four Step Brothers" Walker, Robertson, McDonald, Spencer, Williams, Tap Dance 9/3/1909-7/4/2001
Andre Jules n/a Eve's Film Review [333-1927, 440-1929, 474-1930], Mountains O' Mourne [1938] Aka: Andre and Curtis, Andre and Felicity Garratt, European Dancers C.1930s
Andre n/a n/a "Ma & Pa Kettle on Vacation" Aka: Andre & Rosario (Rosario Imperio) Apache, Spanish C.1940s
Andre Dot n/a1934 Stand Up & Cheer n/a Dancer C.1930s
Andre' Gilbert n/a n/a Aka: Denise or Rudac Andre' Adagio, Ballroom C.1940s
Andre
(Gilbert)
Lola n/a 1929 "Show of Shows."
1933 Lal-e-Yamin
Aka: Andre and Lola. Alberto Galo
Ballroom, Adagio, Flamenco, Spanish, C.1930s
Andrejewa n/a Russia n/a Aka: Andreeva Ballet, C.1910s
Andrews Laverne Sophie Minneapolis, Minn. Hlywd Canteen. Road to Rio. Follow The Boys Aka: Andrews Sisters Singer, Swing 7/6/1911-
5/8/1967
Andrews Maxene Angelyn Minneapolis, Minn. Hlywd Canteen. Road to Rio. follow The Boys Aka: Andrews Sisters Singer, Swing 1/3/1916-10/21/1995
Andrews Patty Mound, Minn. Hlywd Canteen. Road to Rio. Follow The Boys" Aka: Andrews Sisters Singer, Swing B.2/16/1920
Andrews Ron California CA. Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee Cousin of Andrews Sisters. m: Lorna Martin West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Competitor C.1950s and up
Andrews Julie Surrey, England Mary Poppins. Sound of Music. My Fair Lady Aka: Julie Elizabeth Wells Actress B.10/1/1935
Anise Boyer New York Cotton Club Express.
1932 Harlem Is Heaven
Aka: Anise & Aland. Aland Dixon Waltz C.1930s
Anita n/a n/a A Ray of Sunshine [1950], Entertainers in Britsih Films: a century in British Cinema Aka: Anita and Armand Dancers C.1950
Anita n/a European Dancers British Lion Varities 2:5, Entertainers in Britsih Films: a century in British Cinema. Aka: Anita, Charles and Jack Apache C.1936
Anita Little USA? 1903 Edison Films n/a Betsy Ross Dance C.1903
Antonio     Europe Climb Up The Wall [1960],     Spanish C.1960s
Antonio Clotilde n/a Comedy type Ballet dancer Solo Ballet, Eccentric C.1895
Antonio & Rosario Seville Ziegfeld Girl. Hollywood Canteen.
Son's Of Fun
Rosario Perez.
Aka: Antonio Lopez
Spanish C.1940s
Appletons Charles & Mitzi n/a n/a Husband and Wife team Apache Dancers C.1930s
Apollo Picon n/a n/a Yolanda Latash Modern C.1950s?
Apollon Dave Kiev, RU World's greatest mandolin virtuoso, but also a dancer. (Hot From Petrograd, etc) M: Miss Danzi Goodell and eccentric dancer Russian dances 2/23/1897-5/30/1972
Appleyard Beatrice n/a n/a n/a Dancer 1914-1994
Arbeau Thoinot Dijon, France Renaissance dance. Author Aka: Jehan Tabourot Dance Master 3/17/1520-7/21/1595
Arbuckle Roscoe "Fatty" Smith Center, KS. Fatty's Magic Pants [1914]. Keysone Film Corp. M: Minta Durfee, alias: William Gordon Texas Tommy, Actor 3/24/1887-6/29/1933
Archer John California Dancer 1945: I'll Remember April Aka: John Bowman. Venna & Anne Archer, m: Leddy, Marjorie Lord, Venna Jitterbug, WCS, Califor Hall Of Fame Inductee 5/8/1915-12/3/1999
Archer Venna California Ray Rand dancer, San Francisco Worlds Fair Gil Hernandez, Hal Takier, m: John Archer. Maiden Name: Venna Gascon Charleston, Jazz, Jitterbug, WCS C.1940's
Arco Jean n/a Harvest Moon Ball Winners Charles Penatello Ballroom C.1968
Arden ??? n/a n/a Aka: Arden and Reynard. Reynard Ballet 1930s
Arfa Tybee Monticello, NY. 5/26/1957 Ed Sullivan Show, Silk Stockings, Lost Horizon, The Godfather featured in Monte Proser's Tropicana Revue in Las Vegas. Tropicana-Havana Joe Vega, Tybee Arfa & John Brascia. Fred Astaire, Lecouna Cuban Boys (Tito Puente) Mambo, Jazz, Ballet, Adagio B.4/1932-1982
Argentina La Buenos Aires n/a Aka: Antonia Mercè Spanish, Flamenco, Tango 1888-1936
Argentinita La Buenos Aires n/a Aka: Encarnación López Spanish, Flamenco 1898-1945
Argyle Pearl European Dancers Chu Chin Chow [1934], Adventure LTD [1934], Royal Cavalcade [1935] , Things to Come [1936] n/a Dancer C.1935
Arkin Jack Los Angeles 1939 Intrntl Jitterbug Championships (Brother to Nate Atkin) n/a Jitterbug, Lindy C.1930s
Arkin Nate Los Angeles 1939 Intrntl Jitterbug Championships (Brother to Jack Arkin) Marion Gouldy Jitterbug, Lindy C.1930s
Armida n/a n/a n/a n/a Spanish Dancer n/a
Armand n/a Europe A Ray of Sunshine [1950], Entertainers in Britsih Films: a century in British Cinema Aka: Anita and Armand Dancers C.1950
Armstrong Audrey USA 1947 Harlem Rhythm n/a Chorea.? C.1940s
Armstrong Maxie New York Cotton Club Cotton Club Boy. Eccentric, Tap C.1933
Anderson John Murray Newfoundland, Canada (Teachers/ Performers.)
1930 King Of Jazz
Mrs. Anderson,
Genevieve Lyon,
Maxixe, Ballet, 9/20/1886-1/30/1954
Arnaud n/a European Dancers Let's Make a Night of it [1937] Aka: Arnaud, Peggy and Ready Acrobatic Dancers n/a
Arnaz, III Desi Santiago, Cuba 1947 "Jitterumba. Cuban Pete. Too Many Girls M: Lucille Ball Singer, Latin, Conga 3/2/1917-12/2/1986
Arnley n/a European Dancers Home Sweet Home [1945], Randle and All That [1946], Top of the Bill [1971] Aka: Arnley and Gloria Dancers C.1946
Arnold Louis Mexico Teacher, Choreographer Mitzi Mee, Nena Samaniego, Ballroom, Flamenco 3/5/1909-12/4/1983
Ascot Duggie London Love Mirth Melody [1934], Stepping Toes [1938], Petite Ascots Choreographer, Father to Hazel Tap C.1930s
Ascot Hazel London Talking Feet [1937], Stepping Toes [1938], Child Tap Dancer, Daughter of Duggie Tap B.1928?
Ashton n/a n/a Las Vegas Dancers, 1953 Focus Mag. Aka: Ashton and Allan Ballroom C.1953
Ashton Frederick Guayaquil, Ecuador Sadler Wells, Tales of Hoffmann [1951], Tales of Beatrix Potter [1971] n/a Ballet 1906-1988
Asoka n/a n/a n/a Sujata Fire Dancer 1940s
Aspasia Aspasia Greece? (taught Socrates) 1st dancing master Pantomime n/a
Asquith Ruby USA "The Great Waltz" William Christiansen
M: Harold Christensen
Ballet, Ballroom C.1930s
Astaire
Adele Omaha, NB "Over The Top" Fred Astaire. Real Name: Adele Austerlitz. M: Cavendish Ballroom, Hoop, Tap 9/10/1896-1/25/1981
Astaire Fred Omaha NB "Swingtime," Rio Rita,
Rogers, Adele, Losch, Kelly Real Name: Fred Austerlitz. Ballroom, Tap, Ballet, Carioca, Yam, the Astaire 5/10/1899-6/22/1987
Aston Joe European Dancer The Weapon [1955] Aka: Joe Aston and Renee n/a C.1955
Astrid ??? n/a Nightclubs Aka: Franklin & Astrid Adagio, Rumba, Ballroom, Spanish C.1950s
Ates (Batir) Nedjai or Nejla (Necla) Romania "Son of Sinbad." "King Richard & Crusaders," Fanny Musical. Aka: Little Miss Firecracker, Exquisite Turkish Delight Belly Dance, Moorish 5/7/1932-4/2005
Athena ? Chicago? Vine Gardens Club n/a Spanish, C.1946
Atkins Charles
"Cholly"
Pratt City, Alabama Cotton Club, Apollo, Twist (1992,) Rhythm Pals Charles Honi Coles,
Cotton Club Boy. m: Dottie Saulters
Eccentric, Tap, Twist, Charleston 9/30/1913-4/19/2003
Atkins David Australia? Starstruck. Dancin' Man n/a Choreo, Dancer B.1955
Atkinson Betty ~ Holiday on Ice (1947), Youth on Parade (1942), Mad Youth (1940), Colorado Sunset (1939), A Night in a Music Hall (1939). Charles Hain Tap, Baton Twirler, Champion Majorette, Ice Skater C.1930's
Atkinson Scott n/a 1925 World Tango Champion Dancers Dorothy Cole Tango, Black Bottom C.1925
Atlanta Rita Kansas 1966 Bed Of Violence n/a Belly, Burlesque, Strip C.1940s
Auber Odette ?France? Walery Girl, Ambasador Theater. Queen of the Moulin Rouge (1908) n/a Dancer C.1903
Augie Rodriguez USA Palladium, Roseland, Ed Sullivan Show, Steve Allen Show,1956 Harvest Moon Ball Aka Augie and Margo. m=Margo Bartolonei Latin, Mambo, Ballet, Adagio, Modern, Tango, Spanish, C.1956
August Mlle. n/a n/a n/a Quadrille n/a
Austin "Miss" Ohio? 1893 Kirmess Opera House. n/a La Caprice, English Navy, Black Crow, Irish Tilt C.1893
Austin Shirley USA Newspaper Article Joe McNeil Jitterbug C.1940s
Avaltroni Joseph n/a Harvest Moon Ball Champs Dolores Avaltroni Tango C.1940s?
Avril Jane Paris, France (Belleville) Jardin de Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paintings (real name: Jeanne Beaudon,) m: Maurice Biais Can Can Dancer 1868 – 1943
Ayres Lew Carbondale, IL n/a Actor Jitterbug, West Coast Swing 12/28/1908-12/30/1996
Azziz Grescion Ancona Dance Teacher for the Pope Jalomacis, aka: 'Two Jews from Ancona' Court, Ballet, Saltarello C.1775
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