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Dancer Beryl McBurnie was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on November 2, 1915. She studied dance in New York City with Martha Graham and soon worked with Katherine Dunham. She briefly returned to Trinidad in 1940 where she performed to packed audiences at the Empire Theatre. The next year, she moved back to New York and continued performing at “coffee concerts” at the Museum of Modern Art, on other stages, and in calypso soundies. In 1942, she replaced Carmen Miranda in the Broadway musical revue Sons o’ Fun.
McBurnie returned home to Trinidad in 1945 and became a dance instructor with the Trinidad and Tobago government’s Education Department. In 1948, she opened The Little Carib Theatre in Port-of-Spain. By the 1960s, her dance company had garnered international recognition and acclaim.