Alicia Markova, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Alicia Markova

English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1910

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 02-Dec-2004

Profession: teacher, ballet dancer, choreographer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Alicia Markova

  • Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1 December 1910–2 December 2004) was a British ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet.
  • Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century.
  • She was the first British dancer to become the principal dancer of a ballet company and, with Dame Margot Fonteyn, is one of only two English dancers to be recognised as a prima ballerina assoluta.
  • Markova was a founder dancer of the Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and was co-founder and director of the English National Ballet.

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