Kurt Jooss

German ballet dancer & choreographer, born in 1901, & regarded as the founder of Tanztheater.

Dore Hoyer

German expressionist dancer & choreographer born in 1911.

Mary Wigman

German dancer & choreographer born 1886. Pioneered expressionist dance & dance therapy.

Ludmilla Tchérina

French prima ballerina, sculptor, actor, painter, choreographer, & author of two novels, born in 1924.

Cléo de Mérode

French dancer, known as the “first real celebrity icon”, born in 1875.

Bob Fosse

American dancer, choreographer, actor, & director famous for his distinctive style of choreography.

Isadora Duncan

American dancer born in 1877 & known as “The Mother of Dance”.

Josephine Baker

American-French entertainer, French Resistance agent, civil rights activist, & first black woman to star in a major film.

Zizi Jeanmarie

French ballet dancer who became famous in the 1950s after playing the title role in the ballet Carmen.