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Last Name First Name Location Notes, Performed etc. Dance Partners, Misc. Dances Done Dates
Abdill Joie n/a Dance Marathons Buster Craw Marathon dancer 1930's
Abezetian Martin n/a 1948 Harvest Moon Ball Champions Elaine Shepro Jitterbug dancer 1948's
Ackerman Jack n/a Buck Clayton Jam Session: 'Rock-a-Bye Basie' Master Tap Dancer | Jimmy Slyde Tap dancer 1940's
Acuna Maria Cuba n/a n/a Spanish dancer 1940's?
Adams Billy n/a Danced with Aaron Palmer Married: Victoria Spivey Tap dancer 1920's
Adams Diana Staunton, VA. 1943 Oklahoma! | Helen of Troy | 1956 Invitation To Dance Danny Kaye | Married: Hugh Laing Ballet dancer 3/29/1926-1/10/1993
Adams "Miss" New Orleans, La.? Married: Florida Creole Girls n/a Cakewalk dancer 1903's
Adams Jill (Mrs.) n/a Tap Sandals ? n/a Tap dancer 1950's?
Adams Sisters n/a Europe Fan Dance [pathe 1932] n/a Fan Dance 1932's
Adelaide and Hughes n/a 1912 The Passing Show Johnny J.J. Hughes Ballroom | Hoop 1920's?
Adger Jules New York Cotton Club | Hot Mikado: ( Broadhurst Theatre) Cotton Club Boy Eccentric | Tap dancer 8/19/1913 - 5/27/1991
Adler Faye n/a 1940 The Bank Dick Ted Bradford n/a 1930's?
Adorée (La Fonte) Renée (Jeanne) Lille, France Four Horsemen | 1928 The Cossacks | 10/1926 Motion Pic Mag. Rudolph Valentino | John Gilbert |
Married: Tom Moore
Tango | Actress | Circus 9/30/1898-10/5/1933
Adrian Iris USA Married: Road To Zannzibar n/a Rumba | Broadway 1930's
Agoust Emil France Sitca Simone De Beryl n/a 1915's
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 Erroll Carroll Vanities Beryl Wallace? n/a 1930's
Aicha n/a n/a n/a n/a Belly dancer 1915's
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 1937's
Alba Florina Spain? A Night in Spain Julio Toledo | Cabalgata Co. Spanish | Ballet 1949's
Albertieri Luigi n/a Instructor Anna Pavlova Mime| Ballet| Stage 1920's
Alberto ??? n/a n/a Clara Rumba 1920's
Albright Helen ("Mousie") California? Groovie Movie | Jr. Prom (1946) | Twice Blessed (1945) | Hollywood Cafe (1953) Dean Collins | Waxey West Coast Swing | Jitterbug 1940's
Albright Wally n/a Twice Blessed (in sweater in Jitterbug Finals Tonight scene) ?? Lindy 1940's
Alcorn William USA I'll Remember April | Hollywood Canteen Irene Thomas Jitterbug 1944's
Alderson Ethel n/a Le Parardi's Restaurant Headlined with Bob Hope Acrobatic Dancer 1920's
Aldrich "Miss Frances" USA? n/a n/a Moth dance | Lariat dance | Oriental | Spanish | Step | Clog 1940's?
Aleda ??? n/a Instructors D'avalos Mambo 1950's?
Alejo Wlliam De Cuba Instructor n/a Rumba 1950's
Alexander Louise New York Circle Theater - Queen of the Moulon Rouge Joseph Smith| John Jarrott Apache 1905-10's
Alexander Rod Los Angeles, CA. Your Show Of Shows (TV) Bambi Lynn Ballroom 1940-70's
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 1930's
Ali Princess n/a Barnum and Bailey Circus | Midway Plaisance | Edison Films n/a Oriental | Belly dancer 1895's
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 1920's
Allen Billy New York n/a n/a Ballroom 1914's
Allen Debbie Houston, TX. n/a Dancer | Actress | Singer n/a B.1/16/1950
Allen Gracie San Francisco Originally a dancer with Burns | became actress Bob Hope | Married: 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 1950's
Allen Jane Washington? Created the Mule Walk dance n/a Mule Walk | Turkey Trot | Horsetrot | Tango 1913's
Allen Jean Minneapolis, MN 1932 Kid From Spain | 1934 Stand Up and Cheer Goldwyn Girl Chorus 1930's
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 1920's
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 1910's
Alonso Alicia Havana Cuba Ballet Theater Fernando Alonso Flamenco | Ballet 1950's
Alstock Al New York Cotton Club a Cotton Club Boy Eccentric | Tap 1935's
Alston and Young USA 1941 Murder with Music Young Dance Team? 1941's
Altide D. n/a n/a n/a Dancer 1910's
Alvarez ? n/a Student Tour [1934] aka: Florence and Alvarez Dancers 1930's
Alvarez ? Montreal, Canada n/a Carlotta Ballroom 1940's
Alvarez Anita Tyrone, PA. Something for the Boys | Tars and Spars Married: George Jacobsen Various B.10/13/1920
Alvarez Vicky n/a n/a n/a Cabaret Dancer? 1950's
Alvis Nina Europe Murder at the Cabaret [1936] Capla Dancers 1936's
Amaya Carmen Barcelona Spain 1945 See My Lawyer | Follow The Boys n/a Flamenco and Spanish 11/2/1913-11/19/1963
Ambrose Jacques n/a n/a n/a Ballet 1950's
Americus Quartet USA Edison Films [1903] n/a Cakewalk 1902's
Ames Charles n/a n/a Amy Revere Ballroom 1930's
Ames Florenz n/a Of Thee I Sing [1931] | Let 'Em Eat Cake [1933] Mainly an Actor n/a 1930's
Ameta n/a ?USA? 1903: Edison Films n/a Mirror Dance | Fire Dancer 1903's
Anderson Charles USA Uncle Remus Visit to New York [1914] aka: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Anderson Society Dances 1914's
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 1935
Anderson Ivie n/a Doin The Chocolate Shake | Savoy Ballroom n/a Shimmy | Singer 1930s
Anderson John Murray Newfoundland, Canada Author | Teachers | Performers | 1930 King Of Jazz Mrs. Anderson | Genevieve Lyon Turkey Trot | Ballet | One Step | Gavotte | Tango | Maxixe 9/20/1886-1/30/1954
Anderson Lottie n/a Bowery Theater James Riles Song and Dance 1883's
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 1930's
Andre n/a n/a FilMarried: Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation aka: Andre and Rosario (Rosario Imperio) Apache | Spanish 1940's
Andre Dot n/a 1934 Stand Up & Cheer n/a Dancer 1930's
Andre' Gilbert n/a n/a aka: Denise or Rudac Andre' Adagio | Ballroom 1940's
Andre (Gilbert) Lola n/a 1929 "Show of Shows" | 1933 Lal-e-Yamin aka: Andre and Lola. Alberto Galo
Ballroom | Adagio | Flamenco | Spanish 1930's
Andrejewa n/a Russia n/a aka: Andreeva Ballet 1910's
Andrews Laverne Sophie Minneapolis, Minn. Hlywd Canteen | Road to Rio | Follow The Boys aka: Andrews Sisters Singer | Swing 7/6/1911-
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. Married: Lorna Martin West Coast Swing | Jitterbug | Competitor 1950's 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 and Aland | Aland Dixon Waltz 1930's
Anita n/a n/a A Ray of Sunshine [1950] | Entertainers in Britsih Films: a Century in British Cinema aka: Anita and Armand Dancers 1950's
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 1936's
Anita Little USA? 1903: Edison Films n/a Betsy Ross Dance 1903's
Antonio n/a Europe Climb Up The Wall [1960] n/a Spanish 1960's
Antonio Clotilde n/a Comedy type Ballet dancer Solo Ballet | Eccentric 1895's
Antonio and Rosario Seville Ziegfeld Girl | Hollywood Canteen | Son's Of Fun Rosario Perez. | aka: Antonio Lopez Spanish 1940's
Appletons Charles & Mitzi n/a n/a Husband and Wife team Apache Dancers 1930's
Apollo Picon n/a n/a Yolanda Latash Modern 1950's?
Apollon Dave Kiev, RU World's greatest mandolin virtuoso | but also a dancer. (Hot From Petrograd | etc) Married: 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. Married: 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 | Married: Leddy | Marjorie Lord | Venna Jitterbug| WCS | California Hall Of Fame Inductee 5/8/1915-12/3/1999
Archer Venna California Ray Rand dancer | San Francisco Worlds Fair Gil Hernandez | Hal Takier | Married: John Archer | Maiden Name: Venna Gascon Charleston | Jazz | Jitterbug| WCS 1940's
Arco Jean n/a Harvest Moon Ball Winners Charles Penatello Ballroom 1968
Arden ??? n/a n/a aka: Arden and Reynard. Reynard Ballet 1930's
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 in Havana Joe Vega | Tybee Arfa and John Brascia| Fred Astaire | Lecouna Cuban Boys (Tito Puente) Mambo | Jazz | Ballet | Adagio B.4/1932-1982
Argentina La Buenos Aires, Arg. n/a aka: Antonia Mercè Spanish | Flamenco | Tango 1888-1936
Argentinita La Buenos Aires, Arg. 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 1935's
Arkin Jack Los Angeles 1939 Intrntl Jitterbug Championships (Brother to Nate Atkin) n/a Jitterbug | Lindy 1930's
Arkin Nate Los Angeles 1939 Intrntl Jitterbug Championships (Brother to Jack Arkin) Marion Gouldy Jitterbug | Lindy 1930's
Armand Brothers, the n/a Billed as the Armand Brothers William M. & Edward Meyers Dance Act 1930's
Armida n/a n/a n/a n/a Spanish Dancer n/a
Armand n/a Europe A Ray of Sunshine [1950] | Entertainers in British Films: a century in British Cinema aka: Anita and Armand Dancers 1950's
Armstrong Audrey USA 1947 Harlem Rhythm n/a Choreographer? 1940's
Armstrong Maxie New York Cotton Club Cotton Club Boy. Eccentric | Tap 1933's
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 Married: 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 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 1930's
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 1953's
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 1940's
Aspasia Aspasia Greece? taught Socrates 1st dancing master Pantomime n/a
Asquith Ruby USA Films: The Great Waltz William Christiansen
Married: Harold Christensen
Ballet | Ballroom 1930's
Adele Omaha, NB Films: Over The Top Fred Astaire | Real Name: Adele Austerlitz | Married: Lord Cavendish Ballroom | Hoop | Tap dancer 9/10/1896-1/25/1981
Astaire Fred Omaha, NB Films: Swingtime | Rio Rita
Ginger Rogers | Adele Astaire | Tilly Losch | Gene 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 1955's
Astrid ??? n/a Nightclubs aka: Franklin and Astrid Adagio | Rumba | Ballroom | Spanish 1950's
Ates (Batir) Nedjai or Nejla (Necla) Romania Son of Sinbad | King Richard and Crusaders | Fanny Musical aka: Little Miss Firecracker | Exquisite Turkish Delight Belly Dance | Moorish dancer 5/7/1932-4/2005
Athena ? Chicago? Vine Gardens Club n/a Spanish Dancer 1946's
Atkins Charles "Cholly" Pratt City, Alabama Cotton Club | Apollo | Twist (1992) Rhythm Pals Charles Honi Coles | Cotton Club Boy | Married: 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 n/a 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 1930's
Atkinson Scott n/a 1925 World Tango Champion Dancers Dorothy Cole Tango | Black Bottom 1925's
Atlanta Rita Kansas 1966 Bed Of Violence n/a Belly| Burlesque | Strip 1940's
Auber Odette France? Walery Girl | Ambasador Theater | Queen of the Moulin Rouge (1908) n/a Dancer 1903's
Augie Rodriguez USA Palladium | Roseland | Ed Sullivan Show | Steve Allen Show | 1956 Harvest Moon Ball aka: Augie and Margo | Married: Margo Bartolonei Latin | Mambo | Ballet | Adagio | Moder n| Tango | Spanish 1956's
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 1893's
Austin Shirley USA Newspaper Article Joe McNeil Jitterbug 1940's
Avaltroni Joseph n/a Harvest Moon Ball Champions Dolores Avaltroni Tango dancer 1940's?
Avril Jane Paris, France (Belleville) Jardin de Paris | Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paintings real name: Jeanne Beaudon | Married: 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 1775's