Talley Beatty biography

Talley Beatty

Dancer, Theater Choreographer

1918 – 1995

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Who was Talley Beatty?

Talley Beatty was born in Cedar Grove, Louisiana, a section of Shreveport, but grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He is considered one of the greatest of African American choreographers, and also bears the titles dancer, educator, and dance company director. After studying under Katherine Dunham and Martha Graham, Beatty went on to do solo work and choreograph his own works which center on the social issues, experiences, and everyday life of African Americans. Beatty and his technique and style of dancing have been both praised and criticized by critics and dancers of his day.

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Born
Dec 22, 1918
Cedar Grove
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Apr 29, 1995
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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