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Her fi rst and only appearance as a dancer in a Broadway show came with the Grand Street Follies (1928). She then went to London to choreograph the Cole Porter musical Nymph Errant (1933). Th e show, starring Gertrude Lawrence, was mildly successful but did not cross the Atlantic. After another London assignment (Why Not Tonight?), she made her Broadway choreographic debut with Hooray for What! Th e show opened on December 1, 1937, with a score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg.