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Samonas

Samonas was an Arab-born eunuch, who was captured by the Byzantines and became one of the most influential officials of the Byzantine Empire during the first decade of the 10th century.

Michael Spondyles

Michael Spondyles was a high-ranking Byzantine courtier who became governor of Antioch, and then Apulia and Calabria.

Urbicius (eunuch)

Urbicius was imperial chamberlain, an office only held by eunuchs, to several Byzantine emperors of the 5th century. He lived to an advanced age, and held great political influence at the Byzantine court during the later 5th century. He is first ...

Al-Ḫassāf

Al-Ḫassāf was a Hanafite law scholar at the court of the 14th Abbasid Caliph al-Muhtadi. He is the author of a seminal work on Qādī, known as أدب القاضي Adab al-qādī. A commentary on the work was written by al-Jassās in the 10th century. An Engli ...

Muflih (eunuch)

Muflih, surnamed al-Aswad and al-Khadim, was the chief court eunuch under the Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir. By 922/3 he had risen to a position of great influence at court, and supported the ousting of the vizier Hamid ibn al-Abbas, whom he dislike ...

Elizabeth Harcourt

Elizabeth Harcourt, Courtier to Anne of Denmark. She was a daughter of Sir Walter Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt and Ellenhall, and Dorothy Robinson, who was Harcourts step-sister and daughter of William Robinson of Drayton Bassett. Elizabeth Harco ...

William Levett (courtier)

William Levett, Esq., was a long serving courtier to King Charles I of England. Levett accompanied the King during his flight from Parliamentary forces, including his escape from Hampton Court palace, and eventually to his imprisonment in Carisbr ...

Elizabeth Dudley, Countess of Lowenstein

Elizabeth Dudley was probably a daughter of John Dudley 1569-1645 and Elizabeth Whorwood. However, in 1637 and 1641 she wrote letters to Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron about his son Charles Fairfax, and addressed Fairfax as "fath ...

Bir Bhadra Thapa

Bir Bhadra Thapa or Birabhadra Thapa also spelled Virabhadra or Virbhadra, was a politician, courtier and military officer in the Gorkha Kingdom during the 18th century. His grandson Bhimsen Thapa went on to become the Mukhtiyar of Nepal and foun ...

Anna Inglese

Anna Inglese was a prominent singer at the courts of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan and Ferdinand I of Naples and one of the very few professional women singers working in 15th-century Italy. Over two centuries later, she was listed in Isto ...

Macalda di Scaletta

Macalda di Scaletta was a Sicilian baroness, warrior woman, lady-in-waiting, and courtesan during the Angevin and Aragonese periods. Though the daughter of Giovanni di Scaletta and a Sicilian noblewoman, she was of humble origins. Macalda was not ...

Chaeron of Megalopolis

Chaeron of Megalopolis was the man who, shortly before the birth of Alexander, 356 BC, was sent by Philip to consult the Delphic oracle about the snake which he had seen with Olympias in her chamber and the peculiar dream he had in which supposed ...

Menecrates of Syracuse

Menecrates of Syracuse was the physician at the court of Philip of Macedon, 359 - 336 BC. He seems to have been a successful practitioner, but to have made himself ridiculous by calling himself Zeus, and assuming divine honors. He would give the ...

Laura Pescatori

Laura Pescatori was Elisabeth Farneses nurse during her childhood in Parma. She did not accompany her in her retinue when Elisabeth left Italy for her marriage to King Philip V of Spain in 1714. In Spain, Elisabeth quickly became the de facto rul ...

List of Kathak exponents

Tirath Ram Azad 2005 Sunderlal Sathyanarayan Gangani 1998 Rohini Bhate 1979 Prerana Shrimali 2009 Roshan Kumari 1975 Jitendra Maharaj 2016 Damayanti Joshi 1968 Malabika Mitra 2010 Durga Lal 1984 Shovana Narayan 1999-2000 Reba Vidyarthi 1991 Puru ...

List of Russian ballet dancers

This is a list of ballet dancers from the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Russian Federation, including both ethnic Russians and people of other ethnicities. This list includes as well those who were born in these three states but later emigrat ...

Stephen Vincent (dancer)

Vincent began his competitive amateur dancing career in 2001 partnering with Bryony Fielding. Vincent and Fielding amassed many titles during their partnership including Junior Latin Champions at the British Closed Championships in Blackpool in 2 ...

Neon (dancer)

Neon is a contemporary belly dance and stiletto dance performer, instructor, and choreographer based in New York City. She is also the founder and owner of Stratostream Entertainment - World Dance New York, a US entertainment company publishing d ...

Raqs sharqi

Raqs sharqi is the classical Egyptian style of belly dance that developed during the first half of the 20th century. Based on the traditional ghawazi and other folk styles and formed by eastern and western influences, such as marching bands, Lati ...

Froz

Roman Gorskiy, known as Froz, is an award-winning competitive breakdancer born in Russia and raised in Italy. Born in Moscow Russia, due to work issues of his father tennis coach of the female national team in Russia, he moved with his family to ...

Yukiko Shinozaki

Yukiko Shinozaki studied classical ballet in Tokyo, and modern dance at Portland State University Oregon, where she also obtained a B.A. In psychology. In 1992 she moved to New York, where she worked as a freelance dancer and showed her own solo ...

CEO Dancers

The CEO Dancers is a London-based trio of female dancers and choreographers who rose to recognition following their performance at Britains Got Talent 2013 which saw them reach the semi-final of the competition.

Crazy Eyes Crew

Crazy Eyes Crew is an Azerbaijani hip-hop dance crew founded in December 2012, which won several national dance competitions in Azerbaijan in 2013 and gained fourth place in the World Dance Championship in Copenhagen in the same year. The members ...

Dance Nation (dance group)

At present Dance Nation have released, just before summer, their last single "Ridin High", that confirms a general move towards House sounds of the European market. An album is going to be produced too, with an undisclosed release date, containin ...

Gaana Rajas

Gaana Rajas was formed by people aged between 21 and 27, who met while participating in university dance competitions. The group were contestants in the dance reality show Got to Dance in 2012. They performed at the Under the Stars event in Newha ...

Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas

Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas is a Mexican folkloric dance group at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The mission of Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas is to conserve the traditional Mejicas style; to teach the Mexican culture and historical asp ...

Light Balance

Light Balance are a Ukrainian LED dance troupe formed in 2012 and based in Dnipro, Ukraine. They are best known for television appearances in competition shows.

Serbian Cultural Association Oplenac

Serbian Cultural Association Oplenac is a Canadian organization working for preserving and presenting Serbian cultural heritage through dance and music. Oplenac was founded in 1987 in Mississauga, Ontario. Serbian folk dancing has been a major ac ...

Sujata and Asoka

Sujata and Asoka were a pair of dancers specialising in performing Indian, Tibetan and various Oriental dances to Western audiences. They were Sujata, and Asoka Rubener.

Zurcaroh

Zurcaroh is an acrobatic show group based in Gotzis, Austria, and directed by Brazilian choreographer Peterson da Cruz Hora. The group became internationally known after they won a golden buzzer on the 2017 season of Frances Got Talent, and again ...

Funeral stripper

Funeral strippers are exotic dancers, usually young women, who sing and dance and remove clothes at a funeral or in a procession to a funeral as a way to celebrate the life of the deceased and to attract mourners. Funeral stripping originated and ...

Danielle Baptiste

Daniella "Dani" Anastasia Baptiste is a fictional, comic book superheroine in the series Witchblade, published by Top Cow. The character was introduced in the one-hundredth issue, becoming the series co-lead. An athletic young dancer, Dani become ...

Mike Chang

Michael Robert Chang Jr. is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actor and dancer Harry Shum Jr., and has appeared on Glee since the fourth episode in the first season, "Preggers", fir ...

Freefall (comics)

Freefall is the code name of a fictional comic book character Roxanne "Roxy" Spaulding from the storm comics. She is a member of the superhero team Gen13.

Asher Levi

Asher Levi is a fictional character from EastEnders: E20, an Internet spin-off of the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Played by Heshima Thompson, Asher is a main character in series two. He is a charismatic street dancer, who uses his talent to escape ...

Sol Levi

Solomon "Sol" Levi is a fictional character from EastEnders: E20, an Internet spin-off the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Tosin Cole. Sol is a main character in series 2, where he is joined by his older brother Asher Levi and their new frie ...

Stephanie Mills (All in the Family)

Stephanie Mills was a character on the 1970s American television situation comedy All in the Family and the follow-up series, Archie Bunkers Place. She was portrayed by child actress Danielle Brisebois, who joined All in the Family in 1978. Brise ...

Brittany Pierce

Brittany Susan Pierce is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Heather Morris, and first appeared in the shows second episode, "Showmance". Brittany was developed by Glee creato ...

Shannon Rutherford

Shannon Rutherford is a fictional character played by Maggie Grace on the ABC drama television series Lost, which chronicled the lives of the survivors of a plane crash in the South Pacific. Shannon was introduced in the pilot episode as the step ...

Lorelei Travis

Lorelei reappears in San Francisco, meeting with Hellion, Match, and several others when Norman Osborn institutes a curfew on the city. Believing this to be a last stand for mutant rights, Hellion gathers the group at a bar with the intent to bre ...

Olav Jorgen Hegge

Olav Jorgen Hegge was a Norwegian Hardanger fiddler and folk dancer with American ties. He was raised in Oystre Slidre, Valdres, Norway. Many members of his family included fiddlers and dancers. Considered a leading tradition bearer of the Hardan ...

The Brothers Cazimero

The Brothers Cazimero was a Hawaiian musical duo made up of Robert Cazimero on bass and Roland Cazimero on twelve string guitar. Robert also played piano as a solo musician. The Cazimeros got their start during the Hawaiian Renaissance with ukule ...

Leinaala Kalama Heine

Rebecca Leinaala Kalama Heine was an American kumu hula and hula instructor. In 1976, Heine established Na Pualei O Likolehua, a nonprofit hālau which trains girls and young women in both hula and Hawaiian cultural traditions. Heine was raised by ...

Kumu Hula

A master teacher instructs those studying to become formally graduated kumu hula, passing on knowledge received within their own hula lineage. In addition to dance technique and choreography, training includes study of esoteric knowledge of costu ...

Pushpa Bhuyan

Pushpa Bhuyan was an Indian classical dancer specialising in the Indian classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Sattriya. She comes from the Northeast Indian state of Assam, and learned sattriya from Bhabananda Barbayan She later studied bhara ...

Devayani (dancer)

Annick Chaymotty, known by the stage name Devayani, is a French dancer who performs in the classical Indian dance style Bharatanatyam. She has performed in India as well as in festivals and concert halls in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, ...

Leena Mohanty

Leena Mohanty is a leading exponent of Odissi dance. She has won many awards, such as the Ustad Bismillah Khan Youth award, the Mahari award, the Sanjukta Panigrahi award and performed in many shows throughout the world. She has choreographed dan ...

Nautch

The nautch was a popular court dance performed by girls in India. The culture of the performing art of the nautch rose to prominence during the later period of Mughal Empire, and the British East India Company Rule. Over time, the nautch traveled ...

Tati Zaqui

Tatiane Zaqui Ferreira da Silva, simply known as Tati Zaqui, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and dancer, influenced by the carioca, ostentação and ousadia subgenres of Brazilian funk. Known for her bright blue hair and outspoken stances, she rea ...

Cafe Muller

Cafe Muller is a dance choreographed by Pina Bausch set to the music of Henry Purcell. It has been performed regularly since its creation and in May 1985 was performed and filmed at the Opernhaus, and broadcast on German television in December of ...