Lightfoot, Louise

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and impresario who was a pioneer of both classical ballet and Indian dance in Sydney.

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Born
22 May 1902
Died
18 May 1979
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Lightfoot, Louise

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2008

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.