1920's dancer. The fact that her torso causes a shadow beneath her just gives it a lovely effect, there looks like there is another dancer on the stage. Her legs look powerful and strong holding her body weight but her top half looks graceful by the way her arms are positioned and the dancer's face looks calm in her own little world.

Alexandra Danilova 1903 - 1997 Mariinsky Ballet, Ballets Russes, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo,one of Balanchine's early partners.

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Anna Pavlova in her signature role, The Dying Swan. Her feet were so severely arched, she had to invent her own reinforced shoe. It is rumored that she would retouch her photographs to make her pointe shoes look like those favorable of the era.

Vintage Ballerina Child Photo- Adorable! - The Graphics Fairy

Vintage Ballerina Child Photo- Adorable

Here we have a Vintage Ballerina Child Photo! This little dancer girl is wearing her prettiest Tutu and Ballerina toe shoes.

sweet old vintage ballerina.

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Gorgeous shot of a dance lesson at a studio. “the Bolshoi Ballet, 1958, photographed by Cornell Capa (brother of the famous photographer Robert Capa).”

Bolshoi Ballet 1958 - Bolshoi Ballet 1958 photographed by Cornell Capa (brother of the famous photographer Robert Capa).

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vintagegal: “Anna Pavlova photo by Ira L. Hill 1921 ” For the fairy princess ballerina in all of us…

Ballet: Y ENTONCES EN EL MUNDO PONY NO SE PUEDE HABLAR CON LOS PONYS VIVOS, Y HAY QUE HACER MALABARISMOS PRIMERO PARA PODER ROMPER LA RED Y HABLAR CON LOS QUE YA NO SON PONYS Y ESTÁN CONSCIENTES

Dancers pause in the window of their dancing room at the Balanchine school of the American Ballet Theatre in NYC -- LIFE magazine 1936 ~ Alfred Eisenstaedt

photos of famous balarinas | Prima ballerina Anna Pavlova. Early ballerina skirts were heavy ...

Early ballerina skirts were heavy, voluminous affairs that severely restricted the dancer's movements. Fortunately, by the early twentieth century, skirts were raised to the knees to showcase pointe work.

Helene Costello in the Ziegfeld Follies, photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston 1927

vintagegal: “ Helen Hayes Brown in the follies c. photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston ”

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