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  • Ceremony Honors America's First "Giselle"

    lee-mary-ann-headstone-mcdevWith all the hubbub surrounding Pacific Northwest Ballet's upcoming production of Giselle, we found this next story extremely apropos! Check this out...

    "It took more than a hundred years, but “America’s first ballerina” now has a gravestone. A ceremony was held today at Laurel Hill Cemetery, in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, honoring Mary Ann Lee. Her legacy dances on today, but not too many people know who Mary Ann Lee was, or the important role she had in the arts dating back to the 1840s. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, performed as a ballerina in Paris, and brought three ballets to America — the most famous being “Giselle.” Click here to read the remainder of the article. To learn more about Mary Ann Lee, click here. :)

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