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Little ballerina in the fashion of Degas

Mikhail Baryshnikov during his student days at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, circa 1962.

One of the ballet studios is Rome, he loved it because it was one of the key parts of Paris.

You never dance alone The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. Charles Baudelaire

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Michel (Mikhail) Fokine 1880 – 1942 choreographed "The Dying Swan" danced by Anna Pavlova

Dancing makes you smarter #whydancematters

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Vera A. Karalli (1889 -1972) was born in Moscow, graduated from the Moscow Theatre School in 1906 under the direction of Alexander Gorsky. She performed with Diaghilev's Ballet Russes in the premier season in Paris in 1909, 1919 and 1920. Vera Karalli was often paired with Mikhail Mordkin. 1930 - 1935 she was the ballet mistress of the Romanian Opera in Bucharest. 1938 - 1941, Vera Karalli lived in Paris, later in Vienna, Austria until her death.

Ballet class during war in Arnhem, Holland, 1944. Photos by Arnold Bouvet. Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection.

George Balanchine teaching at the School of American Ballet. 1959. Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

exactly what a told the dance store lady when my girls were being fitted for new shoes....I teach them the correct dance terms