Dame Alicia Markova, DBE, DMus, (1 December 1910 – Dec 2, 04) was an English ballerina also a choreographer, teacher and director associated with classical dancing.
The majority of mentioned on her profession with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes as well as touring worldwide, she was broadly deemed to become one particular from the biggest classical ballroom dancers of the Twentieth century. She was the first UK professional dancer to become the main dancer of the dancing company as well as, along with Dame Margot Fonteyn, is one of only two British dancers to become accepted as being a prima ballerina assolutaShe was a creator dancer the Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Ballet as well as American Ballet Theatre, and was co-founder and overseer with the English National Ballet.
Markova was born on Lilian Alicia Marks on one December 1910. Her father, Alfred Marks, was Judaism as well as the her mom Eileen converted in order to Judaism. They resided in a 2 bedroom flat within the Finsbury Recreation area area of London.
Markova began to dance upon medical guidance to reinforce her weak limbs. She make the stage debut older ten, doing the actual function of Salome in the pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat, that she had been billed because Tiny Alicia, the child Pavlova.
She then started learning dancing along with little Princess Serafina Astafieva, a Euro dancer dwelling working in London. Astafieva would be a upon the market professional dancer from a Ballets Russes, a famous dancing firm originated by the Sergei Diaghilev. Astafieva set up the Russian Dancing School on the Pheasantry on King's Street in Several weeks as well as was responsible with regard to training an amount of significant British dancers such as Margot Fonteyn, Anton Dolin and Marie Rambert, An azure plaque right now represents the actual internet place of her previous facilities.