From Miami, Florida Founding Member and Principal Dancer of the Carolina Ballet Lilyan Vigo Ellis was born in Miami, Florida where she began her study of dance training privately with Liana Navarro. Ms. Vigo attended Harid Conservatory for two years … Continue reading
Misa Kuranaga – is a Japanese ballerina at the Boston Ballet, initially trained at the Hinushi Kaoru Ballet School in her native Japan and then received additional training at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Before joining Boston Ballet in 2003 she was a member of the San Francisco Ballet. In Boston she was promoted to soloist in 2005 and to principal dancer in 2009. She received a scholarship award at the Prix de Lausanne competition in 2001 and also won a gold medal as a Junior in the Moscow IBC that same year.
Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (1919 – 1991), was an English ballerina of the 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her artistic partnership with Rudolf Nureyev Continue reading
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (1938 – 1993) was a Russian dancer, considered one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev’s artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women. Continue reading
A short video profile of the San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer who joined the Company in 1995. Featuring clips from Swan Lake, Giselle, Prism, RAkU, and other ballets. Continue reading