Agnes de Mille Biography
(American dancer and choreographer)
Birthday: September 18, 1905 (Virgo)
Born In: New York City
Agnes de Mille was a famous American dancer and choreographer who took a long and successful but eventful journey in the domain of theatre and ballet areana. She was known for the turbulent journey, which she embarked in the world of theatre. She introduced ballet form to musical comedy. It was she who utilized dance to enhance the plot of the story. Films like ‘Oklahoma!, and musicals like ‘Bloomer Girl’, ‘Brigadoon’, ‘Carouse’l and ‘Paint Your Wagon’ are the proof of her innovativeness in this regard. She choreographed around 15 musicals and 21 ballets. She was an important figure of new American realism that combined ballet techniques, vernacular movement and modern psychology. She did not receive success in Hollywood as her only successful film was ‘Oklahoma!’. Her works namely, ‘The Art of Ballet’ and ‘The Art of Choreography’ were broadcasted on television in 1956. Both of them attracted public attention for their attempts to represent serious dance. She also authored several books, which included ‘Reprieve’, ‘America Dances’ and so on. She was the recipient of several prestigious awards for her outstanding contribution in the field of dance and choreography.