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#76 Joanna

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 03:40 AM

In my opinion:

Alina Cojocaru
Tamara Rojo
Diana Vishneva
Maria Alexandrova
Egle Špokaite
Paloma Herrera

#77 EvilNinjaX

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:50 PM

Diana Vishneva
Paloma Herrera

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these two just make me *swoooooN*

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#78 John-Michael

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:40 PM

I'd vote for Fonteyn, Shearer, Farrel, McBride, Makhalina, Lezhina, and Kent. Actually, although I listed virtually all Western dancers I guess I really think the Russian companies have more beauties in their company rosters. I've always thought that two of the more minor soloists in the Kirov Don Quixote video -- from the tavern scene, the Oriental dancer and Mercedes -- were extremely beautiful, although I guess they're not stars.

#79 richard53dog

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 12:36 PM

I'd vote for Fonteyn, Shearer, Farrel, McBride, Makhalina, Lezhina, and Kent.  although I guess they're not stars.

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One question. Do you mean Allegra or Julie Kent? Not to diss either lady but I don't think of either one as a great beauty but somehow on stage they light up like a beacon.

I just rewatched The Red Shoes after many, many years and was pretty much swept away at Shearer's beauty. Wow.

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#80 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:01 PM

well john-michael, i'd agree with you on altynai asylmuratova! :D

#81 John-Michael

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 07:13 PM

I mean Julie Kent. I don't find her especially photogenic but I one time sat in the front row of one of her performances as Giselle and found her absolutely gorgeous as opposed to seeing her on film. Actually, I didn't mean Asymulratova (I'm much more impressed with her dancing than her looks) but the character dancer in the sarabande... Yelena Sherstnyova.

#82 mohnurka

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 07:52 PM

The oriental dancer from Don Quixote that John-Michael mentioned is Annelina Kashirina.

#83 Solor

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:58 PM

Svetlana Zhakarova. To me she embodies the very idea of a 21st century St. Petersburg Grand Ballerina. That woman is to me - through her body, technique, and style - the achievement of 500 years of ballerina evolution

#84 BaletMSP

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:15 AM

I try to go see an many companies as I can but when I am unable to go I try to keep up to date through magazines and websites like ballet talk.
As for the most beautiful dancers I think the some of the current ones that come to mind to me are

Saskia Beskow (NYCB)
Kristin Sloan (NYCB)
Julie Kent (ABT)
Julie Dianna (PAB)
Barette Vance (PAB)
Amanda Schull (SFB)
Maria Chapman (PNB)
Karine Seneca (BB)

#85 purelyballet

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 12:19 PM

balletmps, I would have to say I concur with you. There are a lot of beautiful dancers today, but these are some of my favorites, too. I am very familiar with your picks from NYCB, ABT, PABallet and SFB but not as familiar with the other two dancers. But since it appears we have similar taste, I am sure they must be lovely.

#86 Allegrovitch

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 09:14 AM

This is a fun thread I just come across. My candidates are:

From the Ballet Russe days;

Mia Slavenska - glamorous redhead from Yugoslavia, danced w/ Ballet Russe, formed her own
company w/ Freddy Franklin
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Tamara Toumanova - the inimitable dark-haired beauty
Tatiana Riabouchinska - one of the "baby ballerinas", also of ABT
Irina Baronova - another one of the "baby ballerinas"


From NYCB;

Suzanne Farrell - now as the voice of Balanchine, emits spiritual as well as physical beauty
Kyra Nichols
Stephanie Saland
Vera Zorina - an early wife of Balanchine, also of ABT
Maria Tallchief - another wife of Balanchine, also ABT
Diane Adams - both of NYCB & ABT, & an early muse of Balanchine's


From ABT;

Lupe Serrano
Barbara Fallis - also NYCB
Sono Osato - also in musical theater
Annabelle Lyon
Toni Lander - also Royal Danish Ballet
Cynthia Gregory - elegant, striking American dancer
Carla Fracci - also of Italy
Mimi Paul - also NYCB
Marianna Tcherkassky
Leslie Browne - also actress in "Turning Point"
Nina Ananiashvili - also of Boshoi
Julie Kent
Susan Jaffe
Alessandra Ferri


Others;

Altynai Asylmuratova - Tartar beauty, Kirov Ballet
Maya Plisetskaya - Bolshoi Ballet, Russian redhead, dynamic personality, now about 80
Margot Fonteyn - Royal Ballet
Moira Shearer - Royal Ballet & actress in "Red Shoes"
Karen Kain - newly appointed AD of National Ballet of Canada
Yuan Yuan Tan - San Francisco Ballet principal
Sabina Allemann - San Francisco Ballet principal
Sarah Lamb - Royal Ballet, formerly Boston Ballet

This lists keeps growing, but is by no means all inclusive, & certainly not very current. Sort of off the top of my head....

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#87 DancingPixie

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:49 PM

I think Nina Ananiashvili is among the prettiest. Perhaps I'm biased because I'm a big fan of hers, but I do think that she is incredibly lovely :huh:

#88 Allegrovitch

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 10:35 AM

Mustn't forget ABT's Naomi Sorkin.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:22 AM

Julie Kent-The most elegant & beautiful line.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:56 PM

allegrovitch writes:

Suzanne Farrell - now as the voice of Balanchine, emits spiritual as well as physical beauty
Kyra Nichols
Stephanie Saland
Vera Zorina - an early wife of Balanchine, also of ABT
Maria Tallchief - another wife of Balanchine, also ABT
Diane Adams - both of NYCB & ABT, & an early muse of Balanchine's


That Mr. B knew how to pick them, didn't he? :flowers:

Diana Adams is so beautiful. I love those George Platt Lynes photographs of her. And from the tapes I've seen, she danced to match.


Amanda Schull of San Francisco Ballet has a perfect complexion, in addition to her other attributes, as viewers of Center Stage may recall.


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