Great ballet dancers…

Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950)

Russian dancer & choreographer of Polish descent. Celebrated for his vibrancy, virtuosity, the depth & intensity of his characterisations. 

Anna Pavlova  (1881-1931)

Russian prima ballerina, recognised for creation of the role, ‘The Dying Swan’. 1st ballerina to tour ballet internationally. Iconic & innovative.

Galina Ulanova (1910-1998)

Acclaimed Russian dancer transferred by Stalin to the Bolshoi Theatre to be the Prima Ballerina Assoluta. Elegant & expressive.

Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)

Fonteyn spent her entire career as a dancer with The Royal Ballet. Appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta by HM The Queen. Gorgeous & glamourous.

Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993)

Soviet-born dancer whose emotional & expressive skills provided a new role for the male dancers. A born dancer.

Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948)

Artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre. Received an Oscar nomination for the Best Supporting Actor in The Turning Point. Extra-ordinary passion.

Natalia Makarova (1940)

Russian ballerina, performed with the American Ballet Theatre in New York & The Royal Ballet. Gifted genius.

Anthony Dowell (1943)

Most noted for the role of Oberon in Dream by Sir Frederick Ashton & for the filmed performance as Siegfried in Swan Lake in 1980. Elegant.

Gelsey Kirkland (1952)

Joined the New York City Ballet at 15, promoted to soloist & principal soon. Played leading roles in many great 20th-century ballets. Superb skills.


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