Camargo, Marie (-Anne de Cupis de) biographical name
(born April 15, 1710, Brussels, Spanish Netherlandsdied April 20, 1770, Paris, Fr.) French ballerina. She made her Paris Opéra debut in 1726 and went on to dance in 78 ballets and operas before her retirement in 1751. Admired for her speed and agility, she executed jumping steps previously performed only by male dancers, shortening her skirts and removing the heels from her slippers to enable her do so. Her name was adopted in 1930 by a British ballet group, the Camargo Society.
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