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Last Name First Name Location Notes, Performed etc. Dance Partners, Misc. Dances Done Dates
La Argentina (Mercé) Antonia Buenos Aires, Argentina n/a aka: Antonia Mercé Spanish | Ballet | Flamenco | Tango 1888-7/18/1936
La Argentinita n/a Buenos Aires, Argentina 1942 Spanish Fiesta aka: Encarnación López Spanish | Flamenco 3/3/1898-9/24/1945
La Borde M. France? Dance Master n/a Lancers 1820's
La Fanette n/a France Cafe de le Rat Mort | Marcus Show of 1933 n/a Fan Dancer 1933's
La Jana n/a German? Truxa n/a Dancer 1937's
La Meri n/a Louisville, KY Real Name: Russel Meriweather Hughes n/a Spanish | Ethnic | Ballet 5/13/1899-1/7/1988
La Napiekowska n/a n/a Palace Theater n/a Mime b.1913
La Popot n/a Cuba? Tivoli Theatre Ballet | 1800's
La Redd Cora n/a Broadway Highlights #4 [1935] | Cotton Club | Rhythmania | That's The Spirit [1933] n/a Trick Dancing | Tap 1920's
La Rene Barbara n/a 1945 Wonder Man n/a Acrobatic Dancer 1940's
La Rocque (La Rock) Rod Chicago, IL. 1926 Gigolo | 1933 That's the Spirit n/a Ballroom | The Gigolo Dance 1926's
La Rue Geraldine n/a n/a n/a Ballet | 1930's?
Laban Rudolf Von- Bratislava, Hungary Created 'Labnotation' | Laban Studios | Dance Farm Kurt Joos | Mary Wigman Modern | Ballet 12/15/1879-1958
Lacey Patty n/a Among the Living | Mad Youth | Four Jacks and a Jill Ray Hirsch Jitterbug 1930's
Lachamp Adrienne n/a n/a n/a Mime 1920's
Lachrup Robert n/a n/a Virginia Lachrup Ballroom 1940's?
LaFayette Jacques n/a n/a Vera LaVern Apache | Tango | Waltz | Acrobatic 1930's
Laine Frankie Chicago, IL. Champion Marathon dancer and Guiness Record holder | Turned Italian crooner/ Singer Real Name: Frank Lovecchio | Rose Fabian | Ruthie Smith Marathon Dancer 3/30/1913-2/6/2007
Laing Hugh Barbados, W. Indies London Ballet Theater n/a Ballet | b.1911---
Lamoureux Louise NYC? Souvenir de Ballet n/a Ballet |Court 1857's
Lander Dennis Dadeville, MO Ted Shawn's Men Dancers n/a Ballet | Jazz | Modernetc. 1930's
Landhoff Duo n/a Germany? n/a n/a ApacheDancers 1922's
Landis Harry n/a n/a n/a The Harry Landis 2-Step | Ballroom 1910's
Lane Willa Mae n/a Cotton Club | Kit Kat Club | Harlem Club n/a Cabaret Dancer 1930's
Lane William Henry Providence, R.I. Minstrel | Vaudeville aka: 'Master Juba' Tap | Buck | Jig 1825-1862
Lang Harold Daly City, CA. Kiss Me Kate | 3 Two to make Ready Jane Deering | Jerome Robbins Ballet | Jazz | Website 1923-7/26/1975
Langston George n/a n/a 1930's Adagio d.1961
Langtry Lilly | Miss Paris, France? Burlesque and Vaudeville aka: 'The Jersey Lilly' Burlesque b.1890
Lanza Joseph (Joe) Thompsonville, Connecticut Untamed Youth | Rock Around The Clock Jannine | Lenny Smith Bossa Nova | Ballroom | Swing | Choreographer b.4/20/1923
Laridan -? Paris, FR. Follies Marginy aka: Lariden and Selva (both female) Ballet | Burlesque 1905's
Larry and Larry n/a 1933 The Audition n/a Acrobatic Tap 1930's
Larsen Dino n/a Doorman at Kenny Wetzels Clubs Kenny Wetzel | Al White WCS 4/14/1923-10/23/1989
Larson Trudy n/a June Taylor Dancer n/a Dance 1960's
Lesesmo Anna n/a n/a Real Name: Anna Limpatico amiga Conchita Lesesmo Dancer | Actress 1912's
Lash Mary n/a Greenwich Village Follies n/a n/a 1924's
Lasky Charles Montclair, NJ On Your Toes | Goldwyn Follies n/a Ballet | Contemporary b.1911
Lattere George Henry Brooklyn, NY. Member of the 'Four Dancing Demons' n/a Acrobatic Tap b.12/3/ 1895
Lathrop Mack n/a n/a aka: Lathrop Brothers and Virginia | Virginia Lee - Lathrop Ballroom Dancers | Tap | Class Act Trio 1920's
Lauban Reginald Karl Detroit, Mich. n/a Gladys W. American Indian Dance 1930's
Laurence Baby Baltimore, MA. Apollo | Ubangi | Club De Lisa | McKinney's Cotton Pickers | Jazz Hoofer Bunny Briggs | Six Merry Scotchmen. Real Name: Laurence Donald Jackson Tap | Jazz | Singer 1921-1974
LaVelle Miriam Chester, PA.? 1949 Ed Wynn Show | Cover Girl 1944 | 1943 Gangs All Here realname: Miriam Lavelle Patterson Ballet and Acrobatic dancer b.1927
Lavus Janet n/a Man with the Cloak | Royal Wedding | Too Many Girls | Wonder Man n/a n/a 1940's
La Vern Vera n/a n/a Jacques Lafayette Apache | Waltz | Tango | Acrobatic | contortionist 1930's
Law Evelyn n/a n/a Danced on 1 leg, waving finger in air Truckin' | Jazz | Eccentric 1920's
Lawless Lee New York? n/a Married: Michael Lawless BallroomTeacher b.1/6/1918
Lawlor -? France n/a n/a Dancer 1910's?
Lawrence Baby Baltimore, MA. See: Laurence Real Name: Laurence Donald Jackson Tap 1921-1974
Lawrence Phil n/a Youth on Tap - Vaudeville Mitzi Tap 1930's
Layton Joe n/a n/a Real Name: Joseph Lic.htman Dancer 5/3/1031-5/5/1994
Le Gon Jeni Chicago Whitman Sister sShows | Hooray for Love [1935] | Fools for Scandal (1938) Count Basie | Fats Waller | Bojangles Tap | Acrobatic | Lindy | Buck and Wing b.8/14/1916
Le Goulue n/a France? Said to have resurected the Can-Can in 1875 when she was just 18 years old. n/a CAN-CAN b.1857
Le Roux Pauline n/a n/a n/a n/a 1809-1891
Le Quorne Fred in New York Trained Vaudeville Ballroom acts n/a Ballroom | Instructor 1942's
Lea Flora Glen Ellen, CA. Life Begins at 8:40 aka: Stuart and Lea or Richard and Flora Stuart Ballroom | Ballet 1920's
Leach Al USA? n/a Six Rosebuds, the Tap | Stair Dance 1880's
Leander Sisters San Francisco, CA.? 8/22/1897 Edison Films | Bathing Halls n/a Yellow Kid Dance | Cupid and Psyche 1897's
Lecola Brothers, the n/a n/a n/a n/a 1940's
Ledesma Conchita Spain? n/a n/a Spanish Dancer 1910's
Lee Billy Nelson, IN. 1933 Little Rascals aka: William Schlensker Tap? 9/12/1929-11/17/1989
Lee Thomas 'Chink' New York? Cotton Club Cotton Club Boy | Swan Eccentric | Tap 1933
Lee (Millsap) Dorothy (Marjorie) Los Angeles, CA. Rio Rita. Syncopation Married: Robert Booth | Marshall Dufferies | Calderini Singer | Dancer 5/23/1911-6/24/1999
Lee Gwen Hastings, NB 1929 Hollywood Revue Johnny Mack Brown | Robert Montgomery BoweryTap | Ballroom 11/12/1904-8/20/1961
Lee Gypsy Rose Seattle, WA. Burlesque | Actress aka: Rose Louise Hovick | Sister-June Hovick Striptease 2/9/1914-4/26/1970
Lee (Scales) Kathryn Denison, TX Musicals | Revues n/a n/a b.1926
Lee Mary Ann Philadelphia. PA. America's' 1st. Giselle Married: William F. Vanhook Ballet | La Smolenska | Galop | Cachucha | La Manola b.1826-1/26/1899
Lee (Leff) Pinky (Pincus) St. Paul, Minnesota Lady Of Burlesque | 1954/6 Pinky Lee Show | Gumby Show aka: TV's Greatest Clown | Married: BeBe | Son= Morgan Lee Tap | Actor | Clown | Comedy 5/2/1907-4/3/1993
Lee Sammy n/a Hollywood Revue of 1929 Joan Crawford Actor | Tap 1923's
Lee Virginia n/a n/a Mack Lathrop Tap | Ballroom 1940's
Lee William USA 1924 Steppin' High 1941-Babes on Broadway | 1941-Melody Lane n/a b.3/12/1890
Leet Marjorie Minneapolis, Minn. Portia Mansfield Dancer n/a Greek | Dance of the Wind 1920's
Legris Brothers France? Achille (father) | 7 Brothers: Ernest, Évariste, Gaëtan n/a Clog | Gigue | Buck and Wing 1900's
Leitrim Leon Richmond, VA n/a Married: Florence Walton Ballroom b.1922
LeMay Buddy n/a Globe Theatre aka Stringbeans | Wife and Partner: Sweetie May Truckin' | Buck and Wing | The Grind | Snake Hips | Musician 1918's
Lemkin (Lemkon) Tutte Oslo, Norway Fire Down Below Choreographer Limbo | Russian Dance 1950's?
Leon Gary Chicago, IL. Dante's Inferno Rita (Hayworth) Cansino n/a b.2/5/1906
Leonard Eddie Richmond, VA. 1929 Melody Lane Minstrel and Vaudeville Virginia Essence | Soft Shoe | Tap b.1860-?
Léotard Jules France Invented the Leotard n/a Acrobatic 1842-1870
LeQuorne Fred n/a Dance Union Org. Teacher | Choreographer Ballroom 1933's?
Leroux Adele Louise Pauline France Pas Villageois | Le Diable Amoureux n/a Ballet 1809-1891
LeRoy n/a n/a Copacabana. Ritz | the Waldorf aka: Estella and LeRoy Ballroom | Rumbaetc. 1937's
Leroy and Edith n/a Lindy Hop Contest-Apollo aka: Leroy 'Stretch' Jones Lindy Hop 1934's
Leroy (Schotte) Hal (John) USA 1931 Ziegfeld Follies | Strike Me Pink | Thumbs Up 1935 | Night w/ the Stars Eunice Healy Tap | Jitterbug 12/10/1913-5/2/1985
Leslie Herb USA Danced with the Four Fords. Retired in 1946 Married: Ann Meyers. n/a c.1946
Lester Roy Broadway Serenade [1939] Helen Seamon Jitterbug 1939's
LeTang Henry Harlem, N.Y. Films: Cotton Club | Bojangles n/a Tap | Teacher | Choreographer d.2007
Lethbridge Miss Alice n/a San Toy. Gaiety Theater | Daly's Theater n/a Skirt | Waltz | Marionette | Saltarello | Gavotte | Fire | Shadow 1900's
Levecchio (Lo Vecchio) Frank (Paul Francis) Chicago, IL. 1928 Merry Garden Ballroom | Arcadia Marathon aka: Frankie Laine | Anita O'Day | Ruth Smith | Married: Nan Grey Marathon Dancer B.3/30/1913
Levy (Levey) Ethel San Francisco, CA. Alexander's Ragtime Band Vaudeville singer/dancer n/a 1910's
Levy Florence n/a Gaiety Theater n/a Burlesque | Can Can | Step dancer 1880's
Lewis Marianne New York n/a John Forest Thumbs Up 1943's?
Lewisky Bella n/a n/a n/a n/a 1960's
Ley Olga St. Petersburg, Russia n/a Mario Mendez | Charles Laskey Ballroom | Ballet | Adagio b.1912-
Lightfoot Peg n/a 1st One-Legged Dance act n/a One-Legged dancer 1920's
L.I.M.E Trio n/a n/a n/a n/a Golliwog | Acrobatic Dancers 1930's
Limon José Sinaloa, MX Roberta | Story of Mankind Married: Pauline Lawrence (designer) Ballet | Modern | Spanish | Folk b.1908-1972
Ligget Genevieve Gantry n/a n/a n/a n/a 1900's
Lind (Griminger) Darlene Los Angeles?, CA. Night Clubs | Contests n/a West Coast Swing 1950's?
Lind Letty n/a Gaiety Theater | Daly's Theater aka: Letitia Elizibeth Rudge Burlesque 1861-1923
Lindsy Paul California Dancer Ca. Swing Dance Hall of Fame Nominee Club Contests | Pips | Two on The Town West Coast Swing 1960's (d.2005)
Linn Bambi Brooklyn, NY Your Show of Shows | Oklahoma Rod Alexander Ballet | Ballroom b.4/26/1926
Lionetti John n/a 1956 Harvest Moon Ball Ann Wogksch Ballroom 1950's
Livingston Guy n/a Meadowbrook Foxtrot Annette Woodman Foxtrot 1914's
Livry Emma n/a Burned to death at age 21 n/a n/a n/a
Llorens Pepe Cuba Instructors Aida Rumba | Tango | Mambo | Samba 1950's
Lloyd George Miami, FL Whitey's Lindy Hopper Member | Harvest Moon championships | 1957-58 Finalists w/ Bates | 1983 First w/ Batiuchok Barbara Bates | Margaret Batiuchok Lindy Hop b.1921
Lockwood (Baca?) Zita n/a Movie Prologs aka: Zita and Naro Adagio | Ballroom 1920's
Lois n/a n/a Hi-De-Ho [1947] aka: Miller Brothers and Lois Tap 1947's
Lois and Jean n/a London? London Palladium (1936) | Dancing Darlings Ballroom 1936's
Lola And Andre n/a Show of Shows 1929 | Lal-e-Yamin 1933 aka: Andre and Lola (Gilbert) | Alberto Galo Ballroom | Flamenco | Spanish | Adagio 1930's
Lola Ella Boston, MA Turkish Dance 1898 | A La Trilby 1898 | Edison Silent film Solo | Started dance at age11 La Trillby | Shimmy | Hula | Ballet | Turkish b.9-2-1883-?
Loller Marvin n/a Follies n/a Tap 1937's
Long Avon Baltimore, MD. Cotton Club Jauno Hernandez | Lena Horne Voodoo Dancer 1930's
Long M. Eillen Chicago? Dance Studio Thomas W. Healy Ballroom 1920's
Long Lucy n/a n/a n/a Black Dancer? 1852's
Loper Don USA? Copa Cabana Review [1950's] aka: Loper and Barrat Male/ Female dance team 1950's
Lopez Aileen Spain n/a n/a Spanish | Fandango 1925's
López Encarnación Buenos Aires, Argentina Spanish Fiesta [1942] aka: La Argentinita Spanish | Flamenco 3/3/1898-9/24/1945
Lopez Jennifer Bronx, NY Fly Girls | Music Videos | Selena Married: Ojani Noa | Cris Judd Singer | Actress | Dancer b.7/24/1970
López Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina Ballet Espanol José Greco | Mando Vargas | La Argentinita (Sister) Spanish Dance | Flamenco 6/4/1906-3/25/2008
Lorraine Christine n/a n/a n/a Ballet 1920's
Lorca Nana n/a Proud and the Damned [1973] José Greco Troupe | Caesar Romero Flamenco 1940's
Losch Tilly Vienna, Austria Duel in the Sun [1946] Fred Astaire Ballet | Ballroom 11/15/1907-12/24/1974
Louis XIV aka: The Sun King King of France Balls | Etiquette n/a Branle | Minuet | Volta 1638-1715
Love Bessie Midland, TX Birth of a Nation 1915 | Broadway Melody | Those who Dance 1924 | King on Main St 1925 Anita Page | Charles King First On Screen Charleston 9/10/1898-4/26/1986
Love Miss Mabel England In another Girls Shoes [1917] | Gaiety Theater Learned from D' Auban | turned to other things n/a 9/16/1879-5/15/1953
Love Ruth n/a n/a Donald Tomkins Ballroom | Varsity Drag | Charleston 1920's
LoVecchio Frankie Chicago, IL. Champion Marathon dancer and Guiness Record holder | Turned Italian rooner/ Singer aka: Frankie Laine | Rose Fabian | Ruthie Smith Marathon Dancer 3/30/1913-2/6/2007
Lowe Uncle Jim n/a Danced in Minstrel and Vaudeville Taught Master Juba Jig | Reel 1825's?
Lloyd George Miami, FL. Social dancer | danced in a few contests in 1940's Barbara Bates | Margaret Batiuchok Lindy Hop 1940's
Loyd Paula n/a Helen Of Troy 1947 Art American Mag. | Married: Charles Atkins Ballet b.1926
Lu Hsu n/a Dance Magazine n/a Oriental | Ribbon Dance 1930's
Luce Claire Syracuse, NY. Ziegfeld Fred Astaire Ostrich Ballet b.?-8/31/1989
Lucienne n/a New York? Latin Quarter [1952] aka: Lucienne and Ashour Apache | Adagio 1952's
Ludwig Albert H. n/a n/a Jean Morris Varsity Drag 1910's?
Luis and Delirio n/a n/a n/a n/a Maxixe b.1913-
Jean Baptiste Arno, Italy Palais Royal aka: Giovanni Lulli | Pierre Beauchamps Ballet 1/11/1632-5/22/1687
Lumley Agustus London n/a n/a Cotillions | Quadrilles n/a
Luna Cruz n/a Amaya's Gypsy Fire Video
Pepa Reyes Spanish | Flamenco 1940's?
Lunette Sisters n/a n/a Created the Aviation Waltz n/a Aviation Waltz 1918's
Lupino Rita n/a 1944 Brazil | Red | Hot and Blue sister: Ida Lupino Team | Specialty | Ballet 1940's
Lygon Georgina France? n/a n/a Lancers 1850's
Lyles Aubrey n/a n/a Flournoy Miller Ballroom n/a
Lynn Diane San Diego, Ca Competitor | Dancer Lowell Gosser West Coast Swing | Hustle 1980's
Lynne Carrol n/a Danced in 1932 'Legomania' Charles Troy Tap Dancers 1932's
Lyon Annabelle New York Goldwyn Follies | Carousel | Great Lady aka: Mrs. Julius Borah | Goldwyn Girl Ballet 1930's
Lyon Geneiveive USA? Dance instructor John Anderson Maxixe | Tango | Turkey Trot | One Step 1910's