Agnes DeMille (1905-1993)

Agnes DeMille (1905–1993) choreographed some of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1940s and 50s, such as Carousel (1945), Brigadoon (1947), and Paint Your Wagon (1951). In 1942, she was asked by The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo to create a new ballet for the company, and she choreographed Rodeo (1943), which was a huge success. Following this triumph, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein asked her to choreograph Oklahoma!, which was the first musical to use choreography to advance the story line.

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