Sergei, or Serge, Diaghilev is a dance history icon, having founded the Ballets Russes in 1909 with the intention of bringing ballet to the general public instead of just the aristocracy. He was a pioneer, creating modern ballets with uncoventional musical scores. With the Ballets Russes, Diaghilev
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, however Richard Burton was truly one of the great UK actors of the post WW2 period. The young Richard Jenkins was the son of a Welsh coal miner, and he received a scholarship to Oxford University to study acti
Paul Taylor is an American choreographer well-known for his classical style of modern dance.
Taylor began his dance training at Juilliard and Connecticut College. He studied with Martha Graham in whose company he was a soloist from 1955 to 1962. In 1954, Taylor had founded his own dance compa