[BALLET] Ballerina Alicia Markova, Ballet Slippers
Beautiful pair of Alicia Markova's signed ballet slippers. Dressed in a sting of pearls and displayed on the slipper's toes. The slippers are on a wooden circular plate with large dome enclosing the slippers.
Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1910 – 2004) British ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. She was the first British dancer to become the principal dancer of a ballet company and, with Dame Margot Fonteyn, is one of only two English dancers to be recognized as a prima ballerina assoluta. Markova was a founder dancer of the Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and was co-founder and director of the English National Ballet.