Pauline Koner (June 26, 1912 – February 8, 2001) was an American [[dance]]r and [[Choreography (dance)|choreographer]]. She was best known for her stage shows at the .
== Early life and education ==
Koner was born in 1912 in [[New York City]] to [[...|Russian Jewish]] immigrants.ref Her father, Samuel Koner, a lawyer, was noted for the medical plan he created for the [[Workmen's Circle]], a Jewish socialist and benevolent organization.ref After seeing [[Anna Pavlova]] in [[The Dying Swan]], Koner was inspired to become a dancer.ref She studied [[ballet]] under [[Michel Fokine]] in the 1920s;ref her father "paid" for the high-priced lessons by offering legal services in exchange.ref Koner later studied under [[Angel Cansino]]. She was a student of the Spainsh dance form, as well as the fusion of Asian and Western dance popularized by Japanese choreographers [[Michio Itō]] and [[Yeichi Nimura]].refref