Pierina Legnani (left) — the first ballerina ever to be titled as Prima ballerina assoluta — with the Prima ballerina Olga Preobrajenskaya (right). They are costumed for the roles of Medora and Gulnare in the scene Le jardin animé from Marius Petipa's final revival of Le Corsaire for the Imperial Ballet. St. Petersburg, 1899.
Pierina Legnani in the ballet Bluebeard (taken from Dance Open's facebook page)
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Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina, Giselle.
TAGLIONI (dans la Sylphide) - Marie Taglioni (23/04/1804 - 22/04/1884) - ballerine romantique - d'après Alexandre Lacauchie - 1841 - MAS Estampes Anciennes - Antique Prints
Prima Ballerina Assoluta: Mathilde Kschessinska
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Ballerina Alicia Alonso. She is one of only 11 dancers to ever earn the rare & honored titled "Prima Ballerina Assoluta."
Frederick Ashton created Marguerite and Armand for Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in 1963 as a vehicle for their unique dance partnership. The narrative was drawn from the play La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, which also inspired Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata.