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 30 August 2004 - 06:41 AM
ABTwannabe, on Aug 29 2004, 08:57 AM, said:
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
Amy Reusch, on Jun 10 2004, 11:20 PM, said:
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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