Lester Horton

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Lester Horton’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Lester Horton

Place Of Birth

Indianapolis, USA


116 years old

Birth Date

January 23, 1906

Star Sign


Lester Horton Facts

Child Star?



Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

Pollyanna Horton, Iradell Horton



Chinese Year

Year of the Horse

About Lester Horton 

The founder of Lester Horton Dance Theater in Los Angeles, Lester Horton is a famous American dancer and dance teacher.

He was born to parents Iradell Horton and Pollyanna in Indianapolis on January 23, 1906. His love for dance developed after attending the Wild West Show.

He became extremely popular after choreographing numerous Hollywood films, one of the productions being the 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Lester Horton Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Lester Horton's net worth?

As of 2022, the net worth of Lester Horton is estimated to be approximately $1-2 million.

How much did Lester Horton earn per year?

Although with an impressive net worth, the amount of money that the Indianapolis-born dancer earns yearly is yet to be quantified.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Lester Horton?

No information related to Horton's height is known.

How old was Lester Horton?

Born on January 23, 1906, he would have turned 116 years in 2022. However, he died of a sudden heart attack when he was only 47 years old on November 2, 1953, in Los Angeles, California.

Childhood And Education

Lester Horton was born to parents Iradell Horton and Pollyanna in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. He was an American national.

He had attended the Denishawn School of Dance to study ballet. Later, he relocated to Chicago to train himself under Adolph Bolm, a Russian American ballet dancer and choreographer. He also studied at the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Lester Horton dating?

Nothing about his love life or partner is known to the media.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

While Lester Horton was a child, his interest in dance was ignited after he attended a Wild West Show and witnessed native American tribal dances. The first stage production that Horton participated in was at a pageant held in Indianapolis. Eventually, he became a famous dancer and transformed into an efficient dance teacher and choreographer. Numerous Hollywood films like the 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Salome Where She Danced' were choreographed by him. He is best known for establishing the Lester Horton Dance Theater in Los Angeles. Alvin Ailey, the renowned dancer and choreographer was trained by Lester Horton. He had taken over the Lester Horton company after Horton's death.

Other Interesting Lester Horton Facts And Trivia

Being born in January, the Zodiac sign of dancer Lester Horton is Aquarius.

Lester Horton developed a technique commonly known as the Horton technique during the 1920s-1940s. The method involves a whole-body movement, resulting in dramatic and unrestricted expression.

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