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Vestris, Teresa (Thérèse) (b Florence, 1726; d Paris, 18 Jan. 1808) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Debra Craine,

Judith Mackrell

Italian dancer. Sister of Angiolo and Gaetano Vestris. She studied in Naples and made her debut in Palermo. While performing in Vienna she became the mistress of Prince Esterhazy, a liaison which prompted a jealous Empress Maria Theresa to order the dancer's immediate transfer to Dresden. From there she went to Florence before settling in Paris in ... ...

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