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Synonyms for ballerina

a female ballet dancer

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Earlier this year, Herrera and Angel Corella were coached by Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso in Theme and Variations, a work originally commissioned by ABT and premiered by Alonso and Igor Yousekevitch in 1947.
But the absence was particularly poignant for Alicia Alonso, founder and prima ballerina assoluta of Ballet Nacional de Cuba, as her company prepared to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Actress, film star, prima ballerina assoluta Plisetskaya has now become a world legend over six decades after her career initially began.
In exchange for it, Plisetskaya dispatched her brother to Havana to partner the choreographer's sister-in-law, Alicia Alonso, a trade that catapulted the Ballet Nacional de Cuba to world-class status and gave the legendary prima ballerina assoluta (still the only one the Western Hemisphere has produced) a ten-year breather in which to train a Cuban prince at her level.
At the end, he presented the prima ballerina assoluta with his reinforced shoes.
However, this almost ugly duckling, born in England as Peggy Hookham and getting her first serious training in Shanghai, did become a swan, indeed a swan queen of queens, who in 1979, at the age of 60, was awarded the still unique title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta of Britain's Royal Ballet.
While they were in exile, she raised Rakhil's daughter, Maya Plisetskaya, who became a prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi Ballet (see excerpt from I, Maya Plisetskaya, DM, October 2001).
MARIUS PETIPA COULDN'T stand his prima ballerina assoluta, and in his diaries, called her "rotten," "spiteful," a "nasty swine" who refused to share her roles with deserving rivals like Olga Preobrajenska.
He and his wife, Phyllis Spira, former Royal Ballet soloist and prima ballerina assoluta at Capab Ballet felt they "had to do something about it," he explains.