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Valois, Dame Ninette de British & World English

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de Valois, Dame Ninette British & World 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