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Celine Celeste
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Celine Celeste Céline Céleste

   Céleste means 'heavenly' in French ( Anglicized form) and was not far from the truth. Celeste was born in France but raised in England trained at the Music Academy and became a "Heavenly" dancer. Celeste made her very first stage debut at the Bowery Theatre, New York, in 1827 as a dancer. She performed on the Mississippi and Missouri circuits in ballet and pantomime roles in the 1830s and was well known for her rendition of the Cachucha Dance, and toured and starred extensively in John Baldwin Buckstone's "The Green Bushes" through out the 1850's as an actress and spectacle performer but achieved her greatest role as the wild Arab boy in "the French Spy."

   Celeste, along with Benjamin Webster became the Adelphi theatre's Manager / Director from 1845 until 1857 and was the theatre's choreographer in 1846. After her very successful international dance career, she retired from dance and became primarily a star status actress in melodrama's and pantomimes, occasionally dancing on the Stage when her part called for it.

 


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Paris, France 1814-1882 Mr. Elliott n/a
       

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n/a Adelphi Theater (London) 1838 - St. Mary's Eve
      Bowery Theatre (1827) 1858 - Green Bushes (Miami, star)
      National Theatre 1857 - His Rent Day (actor)
            1864 - Flying Dutchman (star)
          The French Spy (actor)
          La Bayadères (dancer)

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