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Dancing across Europe: Danish prima ballerina Lucile Grahn

Lucile Grahn, the first Danish ballerina to became internationally famous and pursue a ballet career, danced on some of the most prestigious stages across Europe.

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Happy birthday, Tchaikovsky!

Today, we celebrate a great composer’s birthday. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on 7 May 1840, in Votkinsk, Russia. I have always loved Tchaikovsky’s ballet music. I remember dancing around to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and feeling the romance and tragedy of Swan Lake. I also got hold of a book of sheet […]

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Nijinsky: ballet boy

You may have seen yesterday’s Facebook gallery inspired by a ballet dancer and choreographer, Marius Petipa. Today, we continue that theme on the blog with another legendary dancer. As a child, I loved ballet. I had lessons, I had the shoes, I read all the books aimed at young girls who want to dance – […]

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