The first dance performance Agnes De Mille saw was by Ana Pavlova.
That one performance inspired Agnes De Mille to become a dancer.
In 1932, De Mille moved to London, where she received extreme dance training
at the Madame Marie Rambertís Ballet Club. Throughout the 1930s De Mille
returned to the United States to take odd dancing jobs. Most of her time was
spent fighting poverty in London, while trying to become an unique
choreographer. She published many books including a biography on Martha Graham
and also an autobiography.
Agnes De Mille had a very big influence on dance, she was one of the first
people to bring ballet techniques to musicals, such as Oklahoma and The Sound of
Music. She was also an American Ballet choreographer and dancer. Plus she was
niece of famous producer, Cecil B. De Mille. Agnes De Mille continued to be
actively involved with artistic dance until her death in 1993.