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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

#17 silvy


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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
eyes:kent :rolleyes:
smile:ashley bowder :D

#19 Marga


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Posted 30 August 2004 - 06:41 AM


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!

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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.

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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


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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