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Ruth St. Denis

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Co-founder from the American Denishawn College of Dance; pioneered contemporary dance, getting eastern suggestions to the artwork. She trained many notables, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Lillian Powell, Evan-Burrows Fontaine, and Charles Weidman. She received her initial job being a dancer for the Worth’s Family members Movie theater and Museum. She after that toured with David Belasco, the reputed producer and movie director, during which period she decided to go with her stage name, St. Denis. She was inducted in to the Country wide Museum of Dance’s Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Popularity in 1987. Her parents had been surviving in Newark, NJ, on a little plantation when she was created; her mom was her first and perhaps strictest dance instructor, schooling her in the methods of François Delsarte. She initial fulfilled Ted Shawn in 1911, when he observed a efficiency of hers in Denver. She became his instructor, beginning a romantic relationship that grew into an creative partnership and resulted in relationship. They co-founded the “cradle of American contemporary dance,” Denishawn.

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Full Name Ruth St. Denis
Date Of Birth January 20, 1879
Died July 21, 1968, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Newark, NJ
Profession Dancer
Nationality American
Spouse Ted Shawn
Movies Intolerance
Star Sign Aquarius

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cheat1931choreographer - uncredited
Look Your Best1923dance supervisor
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages1916choreographer - uncredited
The Lily and the Rose1915dance: Miss Dolly

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kitty1945Duchess (uncredited)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages1916Dancer of Tammuz (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starlit Time1950TV SeriesHerself - Dancer / Choreographer
Ruth Dennis1894ShortHerself (as Ruth Dennis)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHerself

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