Marie Selle led the movement, letting her hair down and wearing tighter clothing. (pictured) “La Camargo Dancing,” oil painting of Marie Camargo by Nicolas Lancret, 1730.
dance en pointe
Approx. 1832 - Present
Marie Taglioni (pictured below) performed La Sylphide en pointe. These shoes, reminiscent of the Romantic period elongated movements.
London’s Danish ballerina
1878 - 1970
Adeline Genée was associated with the virtuoso role of Swanhilda in Coppélia. She first performed it in 1896, at the Hoftheater, Munich, and subsequently in London and Denmark. Genée was the leading ballerina of London’s magnificent Empire Theatre.
First Showing of the Nutcracker
First showed in St. Petersburg's Imperial Mariinsky Theatre.
Swan Lake Premier
Pytor Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet Swan was first preformed at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Professional Degree Avaliable
1926 - Present
Started at the University of Wisconsin programs were created in dance at the bachelor and master level.
1932 - 1938
London had the beautiful young dancers and glamorous repertoire of the two rival Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo companies, directed by Colonel de Basil on the one hand, and René Blum together with Léonide Massine on the other.
American Ballet Founded
Served as the first professional ballet company in North America. Founded by George Balanchine.
Ballet Collection Established
Dance Collection of the New York Public Library established.
The fifth metatarsal is shattered due to the stress on the foot.