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Dancers, choreographers, works

Pioneer of modern dance in the 19th century Martha Graham
Wrote the ballet "Apollo" George Balanchine
the first pioneer of contemporary ballet through the development of neoclassical ballet George Balanchine
Mother of modern dance Isadora Duncan
Began choreography after seeing an advertisement with the Egyptian goddess Isis Ruth St. Denis
Ted Shawn's wife Ruth St. Denis
Ruth St. Denis's husband Ted Shawn
Created a company of all male dancers, "Jacob's Pillow" in Massachusetts. Ted Shawn
Father of German modern dance Rudolf von Laban
Female student and teacher at Denishawn Doris Humphrey
These two established a school and developed a technique based on fall and recovery with a strong emphasis on balance and pull of gravity Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman
Martha Graham's first male dancer; Married Martha Graham Eric Hawkings
Began black performance dance; combined native Carribean and modern dance Katherine Dunham
Father of post-modern dance and student of Martha Graham; collaborated with composer John Cage Merce Cunningham
Father of Jazz dance Jack Cole
Pioneer of musical theatre choreography Agnes de Mille
Choreographer of "West Side Story" Jerome Robbins
Famous breakthrough musical by Agnes de Mille Oklahoma
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