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Famous Ballet Dancers


Famous Ballet Dancers

Throughout history of Ballet, large lists of famous dancers have contributed enormously to the development of Ballet. Nowadays, their names are still remembered; however, most ballet dancers have faded into oblivion. Many of the most famous dancers and Ballerinas were trained in some of the most important Russian dance schools, while others were trained in France, UK and USA.

Among the most important dancers and ballerinas we can mention:
  • Anna Pavlova: Considered one of the best ballerinas of all time, was born in Russia and became famous for her Dying Swan dance.
  • Frederick Ashton: Was born in Ecuador, and shared leading roles with renowned dancers; he was knighteddue to his great contribution to ballet.
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov: Is considered as one of the most important, if not the most important, ballet dancers of all time. Born in Latvia, Mikhail Baryshnikovplayed almost all leading roles known around the world during his career.
  • Marie Camargo: Marie Camargo was one of the oldest ballerinas with great talent; she was the envy of many other ballerinas and interpreted more than 78 ballets during her career, which makes her in an important ballerina in the history of Ballet.
  • Erik Bruhn: Began his career in the Royal Danish Ballet at nine years old, due to his great talent he was signaled to play the leading roles in the most important works. Erik Burn died in Canada in 1986.

Famous male dancers

Vaslav Nijinsky
Rudolf Nureyev
Erik Bruhn
 Vaslav Nijinsky
Vaslav Nijinski is considered as a revolutionary dancer in classical dance. He performed leading roles of famous ballet
 Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev is a Russian dancer with great talent and charisma on stage due to his creative ballet techniques
 Erik Bruhn
Erik Bruhn was an important dancer from Denmark that combined modern psychology with basic dance techniques.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Sascha Radetsky
 Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov is a recognized dancer due to his graceful and beautiful style on stage and his leading roles were favorites among the Russian public.
 Sascha Radetsky
Sascha Radestsky is famous for his talent and dexterity on the stage. He also worked as an actor in video clips, movies and series of television.