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Ballerina's Best Features


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#16 Lovebird

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 04:46 PM

Legs: Darcey Bussell
Feet: Lynn Seymour
Arms: Margot Fonteyn
Hands: Margot Fonteyn
Face: Antoinette Sibley

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:34 AM

Here I go:

Legs: Alla Sizova / Altynai Asylmulatova / Nadezhda Pavlova / Suzanne Farrell / Merrill Ashley / Yelena Yevteyeva
Feet: Alessandra Ferri / Paloma Herrera
Arms: Ulyana Lopatkina / Alla Sizova / Margot Fonteyn / Carla Fracci / Alessandra Ferri / Natalia Makarova / Yelena Pankova
Hands: Larissa Lezhnina / Viviana Durante / Margot Fonteyn
Face: Nadezda Gracheva / Gabriella Komleva / Yulia Makhalina

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 05:57 AM

legs :ashley bowder
feet :angel corella
arms/hands:i dunno
profile: suzzane farrell
face:kent
eyes:kent :rolleyes:
smile:ashley bowder :D

#19 Marga

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 06:41 AM

face:kent
eyes:kent

I assume from your other choices (and from your screenname!) that you are of the younger generation and are referring to Julie Kent.

I submit that Allegra Kent could easily fulfill those two categories of "Ballerina's Best Feature" as well! :D

#20 oberon

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 04:54 PM

Legs: Maria Kowroski
Hair: Janie Taylor or Darci Kistler
Eyes: Kyra Nichols or Wendy Whelan
Hands: Martine van Hamel (the all-time champ in this category)
Face: Jenifer Ringer/Pauline Golbin/Carla Korbes and several dozen honorable mentions
Smile: Patty McBride

Ashley Bouder (not Bowder!) has rather short legs. But they look long in her stretched-out jump.

On the other side of the coin, Best Butt in Ballet = Nilas Martins.

#21 Yvonne

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:45 PM

:flowers: Hmmm....

Face: Allegra Kent
Feet: Gelsey Kirkland
Arms: Julie Kent
Legs: Cynthia Gregory
Profile....yes, Suzanne Farrell has a fantastic profile!

#22 ConstanzaElisabeth

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:12 PM

I have heard that Guiseppina Bozacchi, the first Swanhilda, had the most expressive hands...I have not seen enough ballets to have favorites!

#23 canbelto

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:34 PM

Smile: Altynai Asylmuratova (not even close, she could brighten up a nuclear proliferation summit with her smile)

Legs: Svetlana Zakharova, Tananquiel LeClercq, Suzanne Farrell, Darcey Bussell, Sylvie Guillem, Irina Dvorovenko, Yulia Makhalina (the mile-long leg ladies),

Arms: Natalia Makarova, Alessandra Ferri, Alina Cojacaru

Eyes: Margot Fonteyn, Gelsey Kirkland, Maya Plisetskaya

Face: Irina Dvorovenko, Veronika Part, Jenifer Ringer, Altynai Asylmuratova, Svetlana Zakharova, Darcey Bussell, Alina Cojacaru, Suzanne Farrell, Tanaquiel LeClercq

Back: here the Russians win hands down. Maya Plisetskaya was maybe the first, but then it's been seemingly de rigeur for Russian-trained ballerinas to be able to arch their backs to an almost unbelievable extent. Natalia Makarova and Altynai Asylmuratova maybe take modern-day honors for the ability to make their backs look like jelly. It almost makes you wonder if they had ribs removed.

#24 BalletNut

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:20 PM

Legs: Yulia Makhalina, Maria Kowroski, Sylvie Guillem
Arms: Natalia Makarova, Darci Kistler, Gillian Murphy
Face: Julie Kent, Altynai Asylmuratova, Antoinette Sibley, Jenifer Ringer, Alina Cojocaru
Feet: Paloma Herrera, Patricia Barker, Isabel Guerin, Alexandra Ansanelli, Darcey Bussell
Hands: Zhanna Ayupova, Martine van Hamel, Miranda Weese
Hair: Carla Korbes, Janie Taylor, Julie Diana
Eyes: Viviana Durante, Ludmila Semenyaka, Nina Ananiashvili, Maria Alexandrova
Smile: Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc, Altynai Asylmuratova, Lorena Feijoo

I think that about covers it! :)

#25 l321385

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 11:03 PM

I know many dancers in smaller companies that have some of the ost beautiful legs and feet and arms.


Although now retired, Lisa Sundstrom is still one of my favorites

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Lisa Sundstrom is now my teacher. She will be pleased to hear that there is a "fan" out there.

#26 Giselle05

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:45 AM

Legs: Alessandra Ferri
Feet: Alessandra Ferri, Julie Kent, Sylvie Guillem, Paloma Herrera
Arms: Nina Ananiashvilli, Darci Kistler
Hair: Darci Kistler, Carla Korbes
Face: Alessandra Ferri, Julie Kent
Eyes: Nina Ananiashvilli, Gelsey Kirkland, Alessandra Ferri
Smile: Alessandra Ferri (yes I'm a big fan)
Back: Natalia Makarova, Svetlana Zakharova
Profile: Julie Kent, Suzanne Farrell
Glamour: Veronika Part, Maria Kowroski

#27 Faustine

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 12:17 PM

Feet and Legs: Gelsey Kirkland
Neck: Suzanne Farrell

#28 ViolinConcerto

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:01 PM

What a fun topic, how great that it's been revived.

I'm a shoulder person, my votes for most beautiful shoulders (among NYCB women that I know): Helene Alexopolous, Lourdes Lopez, Saskia Beskow.

Tilt of the head: Helene A.

Eyes: Patty McBride, Sofiane Sylvie

Backbend: Karin Von Aroldingen

.....maybe I'll think of more later!

#29 Rhapsody

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:54 PM

Feet: Patricia Barker; Christophe Maravel
Smile: Maria Chapman - her smile brightens up the stage
Jumps:Carrie Imler
Legs: Louise Nadeau
All the above: Stanko Milov

#30 Grissi

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:23 AM

Arms: I think the best arms I've ever seen are Aurélie Dupont's.
Feet: Guillem's and Ferri's are incredible. But don't forget Tamara Rojo's.
Legs: Marie-Agnés Gillot's and Agnés Letestu's.
Hands: I never look at them as an isolate part of the arms, so may be Dupont's...


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