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See Uhura do Ballet in Rare Behind-the-Scenes STAR TREK Photos

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) - Uhura (Nichelle Nichols)
See some beautiful new behind-the-scenes photos of Nichelle Nichols! Before starring in Star Trek: The Original Series as Uhura, Nichelle Nichols (who's real name is Grace Nichols) was a dancer. She began taking ballet lessons at seven, and was considered a dance prodigy. Her skills earned her the nickname "Nichelle" for her graceful pirouettes. After studying at the Chicago Ballet Academy, she became a professional singer and dancer touring with yjazz orchestras like Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.

Although she transitioned to film and television, she still had the dancing skills. While filming Star Trek, she found time to practice her graceful moves in her mini-skirt.

Make sure you visit Nichelle Nichols official website Uhura.com

Via Star Trek Props

What do you think of the photos? Did you know she was a dancer?

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  1. I want to bugger Nichelle Nichols (as the bird was in 1950 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

  2. She was a nimble little minx! Didn't know she knew ballet. If I tried those moves, I'd hurt myself.

  3. I'm surprised they didn't use that skill of hers on the set.

  4. Those are cool pics! Always fun to see what OTHER things famous people know how to do! :D

  5. Great pictures. I had no idea she was a dancer.

  6. I would like to see a tube system like at the bank where I could put me and my car in it, and be at a destination in about ten seconds flat. It would save me a nice long hour commute...


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