Monday, December 14, 2009

This Day in Dance History: December 14

December 14, 1844: English ballerina Clara Vestris Webster's dress caught fire during a performance of The Revolt of the Harem at the Drury Lane Theater. She died three days later.

And on this date in 1954: Danish ballet dancer Ib Anderson was born. The former New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer with the Royal Danish Ballet is now artistic director of Ballet Arizona in Phoenix.