It’s difficult to say exactly 5 names of the best dancers who have gone through the history of the Ballet. There will be people who will like more dancers, guided by their attitude, strength and personality on stage… We will try to be as accurate as possible and to name 5 dancers who have excelled in the history of classical dance.
Born in Russia in 1938, he is one of the most recognized names in the world of Ballet. It is a great icon for many dancers and has left a mark throughout their international career. He was a perfect dancer of Ballet but also mastered contemporary dance very well, he also triumphed as a choreographer. Together with Margot Fonteyn, another important name in the history of the Ballet, they triumphed internationally as an artistic partner. He was one of the first celebrities to be known to have AIDS and his last appearance on the scene was in 1992, a year before his death, in La Vaiadera, in Paris.
Born in St. Petersburg she was a dancer who changed the view of the woman in this art. Before, the dancers had to be sturdy and strong but when Pavlova began to triumph, a new esthetic trend was created that still exists today, thin and delicate-looking women. She triumphed in romantic ballets and her most famous number was The Death of the Swan, choreographed by her. She also excelled in Lake of the Swans, Giselle and the Sílfides and Coppélia.
Born in Moscow in 1925, she was one of the best Russian ballet dancers in the Bolshoi Theater. It began with only 3 years to dance and with only 18 already became the first dancer of the Theater. Plisetskaya stood out for her roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Carmen Suite and The Death of the Swan.
She was born in England in 1919. She was a great dancer of the twentieth century who always demonstrated her technique and her effort on stage. Her perserverance and effort made people realize that technique isn’t everything in ballet. She teamed up with one of the greatest dancers in history, Rudol Nureyev. Fonteyn danced in the Royal Ballet.
Born in Moscow in 1940 ans is a Russian ballet dancer, also known as The God of Dance. He is also another of the greats of classical dance and has participated in Swan Lake, Spartacus and in Petrushka. He also worked as choreographed in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.
In 1995 he began directing the Moscow Bolshoi Theater and is now part of the National Ballet of Lithuania.