Ballerina's Best Features
Posted 20 June 2004 - 04:46 PM
Feet: Lynn Seymour
Arms: Margot Fonteyn
Hands: Margot Fonteyn
Face: Antoinette Sibley
Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:34 AM
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
Posted 29 August 2004 - 05:57 AM
feet :angel corella
profile: suzzane farrell
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!
Posted 30 August 2004 - 04:54 PM
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.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:45 PM
Face: Allegra Kent
Feet: Gelsey Kirkland
Arms: Julie Kent
Legs: Cynthia Gregory
Profile....yes, Suzanne Farrell has a fantastic profile!
Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:12 PM
Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:34 PM
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.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:20 PM
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!
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.
Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:45 AM
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
Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:01 PM
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!
Posted 29 January 2006 - 06:54 PM
Smile: Maria Chapman - her smile brightens up the stage
Legs: Louise Nadeau
All the above: Stanko Milov
Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:23 AM
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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