Ailes Gilmour


Birthday January 27, 1912

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Japan

DEATH DATE Apr 16, 1993 (81)

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Japanese American dancer, most recognized for being one of the first pioneers of the Modern Dance movement to emerge during the 1930s.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school, she received a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse where she studied dance.


When Radio City Music Hall opened its doors in 1932, she, along with other members of her dance troupe, performed at the opening night celebration.

Family Life

She married her husband, Herbert J. Spinden, in 1948.

Associated With

She met legendary dancer Martha Graham while studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse.