Nichols, Kyra(1958– ) ballet dancer; born in Berkeley, Calif. Trained by her mother, Sally Streets, and at the School of American Ballet, Nichols joined the New York City Ballet in 1976. Recognized for her fluidity, strength, and speed, she became a principal dancer with the company in 1979.
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