Jean Macpherson studied dance in Toronto in the early 1900's. She subsequently trained with Charlotta Zambelli at the Paris Opera Ballet, and with George Balanchine and Mikhail Fokine in New York. In 1927 she established a school in Toronto where she taught classical ballet and interpretive dance. A charismatic dancer, she choreographed and performed numerous solo concerts both in England and in Canada. She was invited by Leopold Stokowski to perform with the Philadelphia Symphony. For several years Miss Macpherson taught classes at Casa Loma and in the 1950's she operated a school in Hudson, Quebec. Many of her students established professional careers in both ballet and modern dance. In May 1986, Jean Macpherson was inducted into the ENCORE! ENCORE! Dance Hall of Fame.
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