This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

«ballerina»

Mathilde Kschessinska

Mathilde Kschessinska
(August 31, 1872 - December 6, 1971)
Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya was a Russian ballerina from a family of Polish origin. Her father Feliks Krzesiński and her brother both danced in St. Petersburg. She eventually attained the highest rank, that of prima ballerina assoluta. She was also a mistress of the future Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Kschessinska, Russian ballerina, ballerina

Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova
(February 12, 1881 - January 23, 1931)
Anna Pavlova was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.
Russian ballerina, ballerina

Margot Fonteyn

Margot Fonteyn
(May 18, 1919 - February 21, 1991)
Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias was an English ballerina of the 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
English ballerina, ballerina
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