Aida Overton Walker 

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Dancers, Illustrations

Continuing with the series on obscure leading ladies of dance, I give you Aida Overton Walker.

Aida starting in vaudeville and was a huge hit in the US at the start of the 1900s. She went on to successfully transition to more serious dramatic performance, with a Salomé which enchanted crowds – even playing white theatres as a patented star, which was totally unheard of at the time.

So three cheers for Aida, a pioneer well before our times.

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Karuski is the nom de pencil for me, Katherine Mengardon - I am a fan of all things 1960s, CAKES, obscure indie pop bands, children illustrations, bad puns and cats. Any spare time goes towards baking mad cakes, drawing families and catified musicians. Find me here too:

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