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de Valois, Dame Ninette Line breaks: Dame Ni|nette de Val¦ois
Pronunciation: /də ˈvalwɑː/

Definition of de Valois, Dame Ninette in English:

(1898–2001), Irish choreographer, ballet dancer, and teacher; born Edris Stannus. A former soloist with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, she formed the Vic-Wells Ballet (which eventually became the Royal Ballet) and the Sadler’s Wells ballet school.
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