Beaver, Moya (1918-2012)

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Moya Beaver trained in Sydney at the Lightfoot-Burlakov School. She danced leading roles in the productions staged by Louise Lightfoot and Mischa Burlakov for their First Australian Ballet including the Ballerina in the first ever production of Petrouchka in Australia in 1936. She established a strong partnership with Gordon Hamilton and notably performed Columbine to his Harlequin in the First Australian Ballet's production Le Carnaval in 1937. She also danced for the J. C. Williamson organisation in musicals, including Funny Side Up in 1940, and with the Polish-Australian Ballet and Leon Kellaway's Ballet Nationale. Beaver also studied and danced overseas. In Paris she studied with Lubov Egorova and joined and toured to Denmark with Ballets de la jeunesse.

Beaver began teaching in the 1930s at the Lightfoot Burlakov School, which she ran during absences overseas by the school's principals. Later she established her own school in Sydney and continued to teach after retiring from professional dancing. She was still teaching into her eighties.

Some aspects of Moya Beaver's career are discussed briefly in 'As light as air: decorative dancing' , National Library of Australia News, February 2004.

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  1. Papers of Moya Beaver
    Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012
    [ Unpublished : 1918-1988 ]
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  2. Moya Beaver interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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  1. Papers of Moya Beaver
    Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012
    [ Unpublished : 1918-1988 ]
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  2. Moya Beaver interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Beaver, Moya, 1918-2012
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  3. Moya Beaver with three colleagues, ca. 1939
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  4. Moya Beaver in costume for unidentified dance, ca. 1937
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  5. Moya Beaver posing outdoors in costume for The reed pipes of Pan, 1935, [3] photograph by Dorothy White
    White, Dorothy
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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  6. Moya Beaver posing in costume with unidentified partner, ca. 1941,[3] The Leicagraph Co
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  7. Moya Beaver travelling with two colleagues, ca. 1939
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  8. Moya Beaver posing outdoors in costume for The reed pipes of Pan, 1935, [6] photograph by Dorothy White
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  9. Moya Beaver in Indian style costume and pose, ca. 1934, [1]
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  10. Moya Beaver posing outdoors in costume for The reed pipes of Pan, 1935, [7] photograph by Dorothy White
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  1. Examination No. 3601. FOR APPOINTMENT OR TRANSFER AS CLERK, THIRD DIVISION, COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE.
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    ... , Maxwell Robert. Females. 1. Gleeson, Marie Catherine. 2. *Crossley, Patricia Joan. 3. *Sullivan, Moya ... Geraldine. 4. *Beaver, Marjorie June. 5. *Ward, Margaret Ann. 6. Mills, Mavis Mary. 7. *Bourlce, Elizabeth ... 167 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 26 September 1968 [Issue No.78] p 5352

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    ... Niddrie 19 6 68 Moutafis Ioanna, 6 Menzies Street, Box Hill, 20 6 68, Moya, Julia Pilar Flat 7, 97 Princes ... , St Kilda, 24.6.68; Tomicic, Guda, 32 Rotherwood Road, Ivanhoe, 24.6.68; Tsimaras, Anezoula, 24 Beaver ... 609 words
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  3. RESIGNATIONS—TEACHERS Department of Education
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 3 April 1964 [Issue No.43 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1098

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    ... Beaver [14th February, 1964]. Mr. Leslie John Bennett [27th January, 1964]. Mrs. Margaret Mary Bennett ... January, 1964]. Miss Barbara Joan Seivers [27th January, 1964]. Mrs. Moya Helen Seymour [27th January ... 750 words
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    ... MOYA'S SYDNEY LETTER liveryliiiug iu the new aeuaou U'oclciug is waue to grip tightly. Tue tight ... , beaver ,atid plain felt will be worn; warm browns, rich purples and iblack" will* reign ' supreme ... 808 words
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