Dictionary of Sydney

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First Australian Ballet

Amateur ballet company established in 1931 by Louise Lightfoot and Mischa Burlakov. It disbanded in the 1950s.


Lightfoot, Louise

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A trained architect who became a dancer and teacher, Louise Lightfoot made major contributions to two forms of dance, classical ballet and Indian dance. She founded the First Australian Ballet, and later was an advocate, teacher and entrepreneur of Indian dance forms.