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de Valois

[ duh -val-wah ]
/ də ˈvæl wɑ /
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noun

Dame Ni·nette [ni-net], /nɪˈnɛt/, Edris Stannus, 1898–2001, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the Sadler's Wells Ballet).

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de Valois
/ (də ˈvælwɑː) /

noun

Dame Ninette (niːˈnɛt). original name Edris Stannus. 1898–2001, British ballet dancer and choreographer, born in Ireland: a founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet Company (1931), which under her direction became the Royal Ballet (1956)
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