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Virginia Duncan MacKay
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1920
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1999
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

She studied ballet and dancing at a very early age and devoted her entire life seeking the best training and experience from the world's most renowned masters and ballet schools.

In her teens, she was performing in Dallas, TX in "Opera Under the Stars" when J.J. Schubert was so impressed by her performance that he took her to New York. There she began her professional career and became the soloist and prima ballerina for Schubert's Opera Co. She starred in more than fifteen different operettas.


She spent many summers as a counselor and dance instructor at Camp Junaluska For Girls in Lake Junaluska, NC


Her successes led to work with the San Carlo Opera Co. and she toured the U.S. three times, playing in all major cities. At each place she always furthered her study with famous artists and teachers.

She also become best friends with Martha Graham. Their friendship would last until Martha's death


During WWII, she moved with her mother to Palm Beach FL., to make their home. During the war, Virginia opened her own "Virginia MacKay Studio of the Dance" a highly successful studio, and one of many such as the last ones she opened in Arlington, VA and Falls Church, VA.


Nephew: Jeff MacKay 
 
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 Parents:
  Neill Camp McKay (1895 - 1976)
  Olivia Duncan McKay (1887 - 1962)
 
 Siblings:
  Neill Camp McKay MacKay (1917 - ____)**
  Virginia Duncan MacKay (1920 - 1999)
  Virginia Duncan Mackay McKay (1920 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Kyle Cemetery
Kyle
Hays County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Julia Gray Carswell Swei...
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58533295
Virginia Duncan MacKay
Added by: Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 
Virginia Duncan MacKay
Added by: Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 
Virginia Duncan MacKay
Added by: Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 
 
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Merry Christmas...still miss you so very much
- Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 Added: Dec. 25, 2011
Sorry I'm late...Merry Christmas Aunt Nanny..I still miss you so very much...love you
- Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 Added: Dec. 28, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving...Love you
- Julia Gray Carswell Sweitzer
 Added: Nov. 26, 2010
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