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Albertina Rasch

Stage Name

Birth Name

Albertina Rasch

n/a

    Ballet trained dancer and choreographer. Albertina studied dance at the Royal Opera Ballet School in Vienna. Made her ballet debut at the age of 13 years in Vienna and her American debut as premiere danseuse at the N.Y. Hippodrome in 1911. She danced in many Broadway plays as well as did the choreography. She was a Prima Ballerina at the Century Opera Company in New York by 1914. Also in 1914 did a royal command function
of Emperor Francis Joseph at his palace in Vienna doing the Furlana.

    Formed her own troupe called the Albertina Rasch Girls in 1924 which consisted of 50 girls who performed at the Hippodome theatre in New York and later appeared in many Ziegfeld shows as well as being one of the first American girl troupes to travel to Paris to perform at the Moulin Rouge which at

the time was usually the other way around. She opened her own dance studio in in Steinway Hall in New York in 1923 and toured in Cuba with Sarah Bernhardt.

    Albertina Staged many musicals as well as choreographed such as Rio Rita, Black and White, Three Musketeers, The Band Wagon, The Great Waltz and More. Also did Choreography for films such as Rosalie, Broadway Melodies etc. Albertina married composer Dimitri Tiokin (5/10/1899-11/11/1979,) born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Albertina passed away in 1967 in Woodland Hills, Ca.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Vienna, Austria 1/19/1896-10/2/1967 Dimitri Tiomkin (1925) n/a
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Albertina Rasch Girls* n/a
Ballroom Vincenzo Romeo      
Court Dances            
Furlana (Venitian)            
Ostrich Ballet            
Waltz            

Night Clubs

Stage and Choreography

1928 - Moulin Rouge, (Paris) 1911 - The Revue of Revues 1932 - Ballyhoo of 1932*
      1927/8 - Rio Rita (Ziegfeld) 1932 - Face the Music
      1927 - Rufus LeMaire's Affairs 1932 - Flying Colors
      1927 - Ziegfeld Follies 1932 - Walk a Little Faster
      1928 - Rosalie (Ziegfeld) 1933 - Bohemian Girl
      1928 - Three Musketeers (Ziegfeld) 1933 - Face the Music
1929 - Showgirl 1934 - Pure of Heart
  1929 - Sons O' Guns 1935 - Great Waltz, the
  1930 - Prince Charming 1935 - Jubilee
  1930 - Sari 1939 - Very Warm for May
  1930 - Three's A Crowd 1940 - Boys and Girls Together
  1931 - A Little Racketeer 1941 - Barnum and Bailey Circus
  1931 - Band Wagon, the 1941/3 - Lady in the Dark
  1931 - Cat And The Fiddle, the 1945 - Marinka
  1931 - Everybody's Welcome Black and White
  1931 - Laugh Parade, the My Princess
  1931 - Wonder Bar, the Ringling Brothers Circus
  1931 - Ziegfeld Follies      

Albertina Rasch Dancers (Various Times)

Agatha Johann Dorothy Ryan Lucille O'Connor Nona Otero Ruth Flatow Virginia Allen
Claire Deerfield Eddif Belmont Margaret Jacobson Olga Chalmers Ruth Hayden  
Clayton Estes Eve Hellesness Marie Gale Paul Hartman Ruth Love  
Dona Dene Curry Ida Lanvin Marion Wellman Portia Grafton Vera Frederick  
Doris Bryant Jeanette Bradley Mignon Dallette Rita Glynde Viola Hage  
Dorisa Nerlova Josephine Wolfe Mildred Turner Rose Gale    

Films / Videos

Theaters, etc.

Publications

1929 - Devil May Care* (chor) 44th St. Theater (1933) 4/28/1914 - Indianaplois Star ( Furlana to replace Tango)
1929 - Hollywood Revue Broadway Theater (1943) 6/1931 - Vanity Fair
1929 - Sally Century Opera House 1941 - Circus Mag & Dailey Revu
1930 - Lord Byron of Broadway Hippodrome (1910) 1959 - Please Don't Hate Me
1930 - Our Blushing Brides (Staging) Hollywood Bowl      
1930 - Rogue Song Imperial Theatre      
1931 - Angel Cake (troupe) Liberty Theater (1930)      
1931 - Devil's Cabaret Majestic Theater (1929)      
1933 - Brdwy to Hollywood* (chor) New Amsterdam Theatre (1932)      
$1933 - Going Hollywood (chor) Royal Opera Ballet School      
1933 - Stage Mother (dance director) Selwyn Theater (1931)      
1934 - Veuve Joyeuse, La (chor) Winter Garden Theatre (1911)      
$1934 - Merry Widow, the Ziegfeld Theater (1929)      
1934 - Roast-Beef and Movies (chor)            
1935 - After the Dance (chor)            
$1936 - Broadway Melody of 1936            
1936 - King Steps Out, The (ballet)            
$1937 - Firefly, the (dance director)            
$1937 - Rosalie (dances)            
$1938 - Girl of the Golden West (chor)            
$1938 - Great Waltz (dance director)            
$1938 - Marie Antoinette (dance dir)            
$1938 - Sweethearts (dancers)            
$1940 - Broadway Melody of 1940            
Entertainers in British Films: a century
in British Cinema
           
           
The Resurrection (chor)            

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