Ballet

Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Markova

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Alicia Markova (1 December 1910 – 2 December 2004) was one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. She was an English ballerina, choreographer, director, and teacher. Alicia was most famous for her dancing in “Ballets Russes” where she also toured internationally. 

Together with Margot Fonteyn, she received the title of prima ballerina assoluta. This is a title awarded to the most notable of female ballet dancers, and they were the first two English ballerinas who got this title. 

Markova was co-founder and director of the English National Ballet.

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Without Ballet, Life would be Pointeless

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My dream came true when my teacher allowed me to dance on pointe shoes. This would become a project for many years, training myself to become strong enough to stand on my toes. I know the burden of buns and pain in the feet and all the sore muscles that we have to endure for the ultimate pose!

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