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Last Name First Name Location Notes, Performed etc. Dance Partners, Misc. Dances Done Dates
Ha Cha San n/a Mexico? Chicago Worlds Fair | Marcus Show of 1933 n/a Latin | Mexican | Burlesque 1933's
Haakon Paul Denmark Danced in Nightclubs | 1933 Champagne Sec. Albia Kavan | Elanore Tennis | Anna Pavlova Ballet | Ballroom | Choreographer 9/8/1911- /8/16/1992
Hacker Dave and Denise n/a Universal | Billy Gilbert's 'Hollywood on Parade' n/a Ballroom 1945's
Hadley (Heering) Reed Petrolia, TX. 1939 Bachelor Mother Barbara Pepper Dancer | Actor 6/25/1911-12/11/1974
Hagood Kenny n/a Harlem Rhythm [1947] |Jivin in Bebop [1946] aka: Kenny and Johnny | Helen Humes? | Johnny Taylor | Pancho Choreographer | Dancers | Jive | Vocalist 1945's
Hailé Laúrie Burbank, CA? Make Believe Ballroom (TV) Andre' | Jimmy Rodrguez | Joey Harris, Swing | Ballroom 1920-1998
Haines Pearl,Marguerite Reading, PA? 1924 Orpheum Theater n/a Dancer | Singer etc. 1915's
Hale Chester NY, NY Big Street | Memories and Melodies Chester Hale Girls [1929-1939] Mazurka | Ballroom | Choreographer | Fancy Dancing | Classical Ballet | Totem Dance b.1/15/1899
Hale Teddy NY Apollo | Paramount | Connie's Inn | Club Harlem | Minton's Playhouse Ted Lewis | Luckey Roberts | Ethel Waters Tap 1926-1959?
Hallow n/a USA 1950: Dancing in the Dark aka: Berk and Hallow Ballroom 1950's
Hamilton Trio n/a 1950: Your Show of Shows (TV) 1) Bambi Lynn, 2) Rod Alexander, 3) Mata and Hari Ballroom | Jazz | Ballet 1950's
Hamlyn (Fickling) Brenda London Woman To Woman | Toy Princess n/a Polka | Waltz | Ballet, b.1925
Hammond Irene USA? n/a n/a Ballroom 1920's
Hamphill Jimmy USA Rumba Champions Rosalyn Haney Rhumba 1950's
Hampton Hope (Mae Elizabeth) Houston | TX 1923 Gold Diggers | 1961 Hey Let's Twist Arthur Murray Singer | Salome | Twist | French Tango 2/19/1897-1/23/1982
Haney (Hainey) Carol New Bedford, MA. Summer Stock [1950 | Ziegfeld 1946 | Pajama Game 1954 Allen Pinsoa | Chili Ruiz | Jack Cole | Gene Kelly | Bob Fosse | Married: Jules Brulator Mexican Hat Dance | Ballroom | Tap | Chorus 12/24/1924-5/10/1964
Haney Rosalyn Texas? Rumba Champion Jimmy Hamphill Rhumba 1950's
Hannah Eric Los Angeles, CA n/a Kay Smith West Coast Swing 1940's-00's
Harcourt Algeranoff England aka: Harcourt Essex Anna Pavlova | Markova | Dolin Contemporary | Ballet 1930's
Hardee miss New York? aka: Hardee and Barringer Miss Barringer Swing | Peelin' The Peach 1930's
Hari (Zelle) Mata Netherlands Executed as a Spy! n/a Belly | Veil 1876-1917
Hari Mata and n/a Dance couple known as Mata and Hari See Page n/a n/a
Harmon Josephine Harmonizing [1930] Spanish 1930's
Harold and Lola n/a n/a 7/7/1949 RKO Palace n/a Exotic Snake Dancers 1949's
Harper Herbie n/a Replaced Buddy Bradley at Pierce's Studio. Dance Instructor to the Stars Various 1930's
Harper Leonard Chicago, Il |(some say Alabama) The Exile [1931] | Plantation Days | MGR for Connie's Inn Harper and Blanks | Leonard Harper Ensemble | Leonard Harper and Lew Crawford | Married: Osceola Blanks African- American Choreographer | Ballroom | Tap | Dancer 4/9/1898-2/10/1943
Harriett Miss Paris Loew's State Theater | Mayol n/a Dancer 1927's
Harriman Josephine n/a Harriman Cakewalk | Ziegfeld Follies Billy Reardon Cakewalk | Foxtrot 1915's
Harris Richard 'Dickie' NY? Mama Lu Parks Traditional Jazz Dance Co. Mama Lu Parks | David Butts Lindy Hop | Charleston 1982's
Harris Edna Mae Harlem, NY Rhythmania [1943] | Green Pastures [1936] | Spirit of Youth [1938] | Paradise In Harlem | Alhambra Stock Co. Slim Thomas | Sister: Lorraine Lennox Lindy Hoppers b.1914
Harris andHunt n/a 1943 Rhythmania n/a Maybe Dancers? 1940's
Harris Kenneth NY? Roseland Building Dance Instructor Dancer 1930's
Harris Lorraine NY? Cotton Club | Connie's Inn (Hot Chocolates) Sister of Edna May Dancer | Singer 1930's
Harris 'Sparrow' Danced in Medicine shows | Carnival and Vaudeville The Buzz |Eccentric 1920's
Harris Vivian New York Charleston at Apollo1923) aka: 'Voice of the Apollo' Dancer |Charleston 12/23/1902-2/18/2000
Harrison (Ruth) and Fisher (Alexander) Omaha and CZ. Palladium (London.) 1933 Strike Me Pink | 8/3/1934 Capitol Theater aka: Fisher and Harrison Vaudeville, Clubs and Broadway b.1916 and b.1908
Harry and Grace n/a n/a Midget Circus Dancers n/a Ballroom 1910's?
Harvey Lillian Muswell, England 1937 Fanny Elssler | 1940 Serenade | 1932 Capriccio n/a Chachucha | Ballet | Waltz 1/19/1906-7/27/1968
Hasoutra n/a Paris? Exotic Bali dancer in Casino de Paris | Paris en Fleurs n/a Bali | Exotic 1925's
Hart Joseph J. ?New York? 1902: Edison Film | Wm.A.Brady's Foxy Grandpa | Green's Opera House (1903) Married: Carrie De Marr Comic Dancers | Vaudeville 1902's
Hartman Ivy n/a n/a n/a Dancer 1940's
Hartmans Paul San Francisco, Ca. Night Club Dancers | (played 'Emmet' on the Andy Griffith) Grace Hartman Charleston | Bolero | Tango | Comedy, 3/1/1904-102/1973
Hartmans (Barrett) Grace San Francisco, Ca. Night Clubs | 1941 Sunny | 1936 Red White and Blue Paul Hartman Charleston | Bolero | Tango 1/7/1907-8/8/1955
Hatfield n/a n/a Music Box Revue Wallace Ballroom 1924's
Hathaway Arria n/a n/a Joe McShane Reuben Foxtrot |Ballroom 1913's
Havenhill Pat Eggars Los Angeles Clubs | Movies n/a Swing 1950's
Hawn Goldie (Jeannie) Washington, DC Actress: Laugh-In Dancer (TV) Married: Kurt Russell Ballet | Tap | Go-Go b.1945
Hawkins Frederick n/a n/a aka: Eric Hawkins Dancer 4/23/1908-11/23/1994
Hawkensworth Margurette New York Plaza Hotel Basil N | Durand n/a 1918's
Hay Mary Fort Bliss, TX 1918 Hearts of the World | New Toys Clifton Webb | Married: Richard Barthelmess Actress |Ballroom 8/22/1901-6/4/1957
Hayden Melissa n/a 1947 Helen of Troy n/a Ballet b.1926
Hayworth(Cansino) Rita (Margarita) Brooklyn, NY Anna Case | 1937 Paid To Dance Eduardo Cansino is Rita's Father Ballroom | Spanish | Actress 10/17/1918-5/14/1987
Hazelton Ruth n/a n/a Fred Easter Acrobatic |Adagio 1924's
Healy Eunice Philadelphia, PA 1936 Follow Your Heart n/a Vaudeville Dancer 1930's
Healy Mary Sligo, Ireland? 1963 Champion Jig Dancer Jig 1963's
Healy Thomas W. Chicago? Dance Instructor Married: Eileen Long Ballroom 1920's
Heard 'Crip' n/a Boarding House Blues (TV) It's Black Entertainment (One arm and Leg Dancer) 1948's
Hearn Fred Asheville, NC Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers n/a Ballet | Jazz | Modern etc. 1934's
Hearn Sisters n/a n/a Granville Theatre n/a Fast Steppers 1950s ?
Heath Thomas K. Philadelphia Said to have invented the Buck and Wing. James McIntyre | aka: McIntyre and Heath Buck and Wing b.8/11/1852
Heatherton Joey Long Island Village Real Name: Davenie Johanna Dean Martin Show | Perry Como Show | Bob Hope USO Show The Frug | etc. 1960's
Heaton Anne n/a Dance Magazine n/a Ballet 1930's
Heberele Teresa Vienna La Reception d'une... Ferdinand Albert Ballet | Adagio 1830's
HedNut (Hudnut) Winifred Salt Lake City, UT n/a aka: Natasha Rambova | Married: Rudolph Valentino Tango 1/19/1897-6/5/1966
Heffner Bobby Oklahoma City, California Danced in Night Clubs and Dean Collins group in 1983 | Dance Club n/a West Coast Swing | Lindy | Jitterbug | 1960's
Heidwoog n/a n/a n/a n/a Modern | Ballet n/a
Heilich Elsa n/a Danced at the Chaliff School of Dance n/a Interpretive 1920's
Heison Carl n/a Ziegfeld Follies of 1917 | Sally | Girl o' Mine [1918] | The Royal Vagabond [1919] Father of Dorthy Hyson | Married: Dorothy Dickson Ballroom | Dorothy Waltz 1920's
Henderson-Wood Betty n/a n/a n/a Big Apple | Shag | Swing d.2005
Henderson Bill n/a 1943 Moonlight in Havana Jivin Jacks and Jill's Swing b.1925-
Henderson Carolyn Rich New York Cotton Club Cotton Club Girl Tap 1935's
Hengler Sisters Film | Married: Sisters Hengler Specialty Dancers [1896] Flora and May Hengler Specialty Dancers 1896's
Heraud Mlle | Angele France? La Dace Renversee Mr. Dalhias Ballroom 1900's
Herrmann Adelaide A Night In Japan aka: The Herrmann's (Leon) Oriental Dancer and Magician 1899's
Herrmann Leon Digby Bell Theatre aka: The Herrmann's (Adelaide.) Herrmann the Greats Nephew Legomania | Magician | Dancer 1899's
Hermanos Los USA Copa Cabana Review [1950s] aka: Williams and Juanita Juarez Male and Female Dance Team 1950's
Hermosa José New York Dance Halls |Dance Contests aka: Anna Siegal |George Burns Ballroom 1930's?
Hernández Brothers n/a Casanova Roof n/a Acrobatic? 1920's
Hernández Gil Los Angeles | CA Ray Rand Swingers Venna Gascon Jitterbug 1940's
Hernández Jauno Puerto Rico Cotton Club Lena Horne Voodoo Dance 1930's
Heron Freddie New York Cotton Club Cotton Club Boys Eccentric/Tap 1935's
Herzogs The n/a Moulin Rouge aka: Continental Thrillers Ballroom 1940's
Hessling Catherine Charleston [1927] Monkey (Space Ship) Charleston 1927's
Hicks Chicken Durham, N.C n/a Lynda Shag | Camel Walk 1940's
Hightower Louis n/a The Hightowers Marge Champion Ballroom | Ballet | Adagio 1940's
Hightower Robert n/a The Hightowers Married: Vera Ellen Ballroom | Ballet | Adagio 1940's
Hilarot Antonia Philadelphia Placides Varieties St. de Vegas Spanish | L' Andalusa 1850's
Hill Chippie Charleston, NC Leroy's Harlem Palladium(Chicago.) aka: Bertha Hill n/a 1905- 1950
Hill Florence n/a Bundle of Blues [1933] | Gone Harlem [1939] | Symphony in Black [1935] Bessie Dudley |Snake Hips Eccentric? |Tap | Shake Dancer |Jitterbug 1930's
Hill Martha Modern Dance | Teacher 1901-11/19/1995
Hill Picaninny Africana [1927] Snow Fisher Cakewalk 1927's
Hines Earl n/a n/a Harold Horton | Earl Hines Dancers Tap? 1930's
Hines Gregory NY, NY Tap! [1989] | White Knights [1985] | Eubie! [1978] Maurice Hines | Michail Baryshnikov aka: Hines | Hines and Dad | the Hines Kids | Hines | Hines and Brown | Married: Pamela Koslow | Patricia Panella Tap 2/14/1946-8/9/2003
Hines, Jr. Maurice n/a Tap! [1989] | Girl in Pink Tights | Eubie [1978] | Uptown | Its Hot [1986] Gregory Hines brother | aka: Hines, Hines and Dad: 'the Hines Kids': Hines, Hines and Brown' Tap | Choreographer B | 1/1/1943-
Hines, Sr. Maurice Tap! [1989 | Cotton Club 1984 Gregory and Maurice Hines Father | aka: 'Hines, Hines and Dad'.' Tap
Hirsch Annie Akron, Ohio Sweets Ballroom | Lion D' Or Jack Carey West Coast Swing | Argentine Tango | Charleston | Lindy | Balboa b.1929
Hirsch Ray Phoenix, Az. Among the Living | Blondie Meets the Boss | Mad Youth (aka' Marijuana Madness') | Among the Living | Her First Romance | Kristopher Kolumbus (WB) | Georgie Porgie | Strike Up The Band Patty Lacey | Edith Fellows Jitterbug | Collegiate Shag | Big Apple 1921-8/2015
Hixon Opal n/a n/a n/a Sword | Ballet 1924's
Hoctor Danny n/a Dapper Dan Song Betty Byrd Tap | Ballroom 1950's
Hocter Harriet Hoosick Falls, NY. Shall We Dance | Kate Smith Hour | Topsy and Eva [1926] | 1936 Ziegfeld Follies Bird! |Ziegfeld Girl Famous Back Bend Routine 9/25/1905-6/9/1977
Hodge Thomas n/a Jitterbug Champions Ann Walls Jitterbug | Swing 1940's?
Hoffman Gertrude Cleveland, OH. Colonial Theater | 1931 The Exile | aka Kitty Hayes Lee Chapin | The Hoffman Girls Tango | Glide 1886-1966
Hogan Ernest Kentucky Clorindy, Origin of the Cakewalk | Georgia Graduates | Rufus Rastus Real Name: Reuben Crowder Composer |Eccentric | Dancer | Comedian | the Pasmala d.1909
Hogan Marty USA Coliseum (Ohio) Miss Elby (Eby?,) Miss Martin Kinkajou | Dixie Stomp | Lindbergh Wave Waltz | Boston Stomp 1927's
Holder Roland n/a Hot Chocolates [1929] Billed as Bojangles Protege | was an assistant to Buddy Bradley. Tap | Soft Shoe | Schottische 1929's
Holiday Mildred n/a n/a Donald Sawyer The Al Smith Hop 1920's
Holly (Smith) Edna Mae NY Cotton Club Girl Married: Sugar Ray Robinson Tap 1935's
Holm Hanya Germany Pinocchio | Vagabond King aka: Johanna Eckert | Modern Dance Pioneer Ballet | Modern Dance | Jazz 3/3/1893-11/3/1992
Holman Libby New York? 1929 The Little Show Clifton Webb Apache | Snake Hips 1929's
Holmes Rubberneck n/a Duke Is Tops | Solid Sending Soft Shoe Specialist [1944] n/a Eccentric | Soft Shoe 1930's
Hooker and Davis n/a USA 1900: High-Class Vaudeville n/a Specialty Dancers 1900
Hooker Dynamite n/a n/a aka: Ad-Lib Buck | Tap Charleston Gone Mad Comic Dancer | Eccentric | Buck and Wing | Tap 1920's
Hope Bob Eltham, England 1920s La Paradis - Washington | 2/4/1946 Life Mag | learned some dance from King Rastus Brown | Married: Dolores Reade George Burns | Bing Crosby | Mildred Rosequist | Daisy and Violet Hilton | Lloyd “Lefty” Durbin | aka:Leslie Townes,Lester Hope | Cleveland Castles | Burns and Hope (billed as Dancing Stars) Ballroom | Buck and Wing | Eccentric | Soft Shoe | Waltz Clog 5/29/1903-2003
Hopkins Miriam (Ellen) Savannah, GA Dancers In The Dark George Raft Chorus |Ballet 10/18/1902-10/9/1972
Horne Lena n/a Actress n/a Lindy Hop | Jazz | Charleston | Tap 1930's
Horne Joyce n/a Yankee Doodle Dandy n/a Dancer 1942's
Horsey Chick Chester, PA. Member of the 3 Eddies Jimmy Walsh | Pop Bennett | Clarence Wesly | Tiny Ray Legomania | Tap b.9/3/1904-?
Horton Harold New York Earl Hines dancer Margot Webb Romantic -Adagio 1933-46
Horton Lester Indianapolis, IN 1947 Atlantis | Ciro's Nightclub Choreographer Ballet | Modern | Ethnic |Ballroom, d.11/2/1953
Houghton George 'Shep' Salt Lake City, UT 1941 Hollywood Canteen | Lullaby of Broadway n/a Dancer b.6/14/1914
Houser Bonnie California Ca. Hall Of Fame Inductee n/a West Coast Swing 1980's
Hovick Rose Louise Seattle, WA. Stripper to Actress aka: 'Gypsy Rose Lee' Burlesque | Striptease 2/9/1914-4/26/1970
Howitt (clar) Reva 'Lollipop' USA Link | danced and worked with Fanchon and Marco | 8 original Sunshine Girls Billee Doyle Green Chorus | Troupe | Tap d.1997
Howland Jobyna n/a Black Butterflies Ned Wayburn | Married: Richard Arlen Chorus dancer turned actress 1920's
Hoyos Christina n/a Carmen? Antonio Gades? Flamenco 1940's?
Hudgins Johnny New York? Shuffle Along (1924) n/a Dancer 1923's
Hudson (Wonders) Ray and Geraldine Chicago, IL Follies Bergeré | Earl Carroll Sisters | mother was Vera Zorina Modern type Dancers 1940's
Hughes Carolyn n/a Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer | A Girl a Guy and a Gob n/a Dancer 1940's
Hughes Johnny 'J.J.' New York Passing Show of 1912 Adelaide Dickey Hoop Dance 1912's
Hughes La Meri Louisville, KY n/a Sister to Lilian Hughes Spanish | Ethnic |Ballet 5/13/1899 - 1/7/1988
Hughes Lilian Louisville, KY ? n/a Sister to La Meri Spanish | dancer | teacher d.1/1965
Hughes Leonora New York Cafe de Paris | aka: Leona Married: Maurice Mouvet Apache | Ballroom d.1910
Humphreys Dick W.(Dickie) n/a Summer Stock | Private Buckaroo | My Reputation Marilyn Kay | Shirley Doble | Dale Cornell Jitterbug | Jivin' Jack and Jill's 1929-12/27/1977
Humphrey Doris Oak Park, Illinois Ziegfeld Follies | Americana | 1932 Musical West Mag. Ziegfeld Girl | Charles Weidman | Married: Francis Woodford Hoop |Ballet | Clog | Modern 1895-1958
Hunger Betty n/a Broadway n/a n/a 1924's
Hungria Blanquita Spain? n/a n/a Spanish? 1910's
Hunter Alberta Memphis, TN 1935 Radio Parade (Dancer | Singer Black Bottom 4/1/1895-10/17/1984
Hutton Betty Battle Creek, MI. Actress | Dancer b.2/26/1921
Hutton(Cowen) Ina Ray (Odessa) Chicago, IL. Jazz Band Ball film | 1935 Feminine RhythmPalace Gus Edwards |Ziegfeld Girl Dancer and Band Leader |Truckin' |Tap, 3/13/1916-2/19/1984
Hyde Tom n/a Orpheum Theatre (Winnipeg) Honey Boys Tap | Clog | Black Bottom | Kinkajou | Five Step b.1898-
Hyman Prudence n/a n/a n/a Dancer 1914-6/1/1995
Hyson Carl n/a aka: Heison Married: Dorothy Dickson Dorothy Waltz 1914's