Oliphant, Betty


Oliphant, Betty
▪ 2005
Nancy Elizabeth Oliphant 
      British-born Canadian dance educator (b. Aug. 5, 1918, London, Eng.—d. July 12, 2004, St. Catherines, Ont.), became a ballet dancer in London and, after moving to Canada in 1947, opened her own school in Toronto. She became ballet mistress of the National Ballet of Canada in 1951 and from 1969 to 1975 served as associate artistic director of the company. In addition, in 1959 Oliphant and company founder Celia Franca founded the National Ballet School, which Oliphant directed until 1989; the school's theatre had been named in her honour the preceding year. Her autobiography, Miss O: My Life in Dance, was published in 1996.

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