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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.
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.
Prima Ballerina Assoluta Eva Evdokimova-Gregori will teach at the Cecchetti Society USA's International Summer School, held August 5-11 at the Sarasota Ballet in Florida .
Fonteyn enjoyed a legendary partnership with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, despite being almost 20 years his senior, and was later awarded the rare title of prima ballerina assoluta by The Royal Ballet.