Agnes DeMille Biography

Journalist, Ballet Dancer, Choreographer (1905–1993)
American dancer and choreographer Agnes DeMille further developed the narrative aspect of dance in her choreography of musical plays and ballets.


American dancer and choreographer Agnes DeMille was born Sept. 18, 1905, in New York City. She toured the United States and Europe, giving concerts of her own character sketches. She created her first major roles with the Ballet Rambert. Rodeo (1942), was one of her most important ballets. The recipient of many awards, she continued to choreograph ballets for the American Ballet Theatre.

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