Ballet has gone through quite a metamorphosis from it's early beginnings to what we know today. We saw Nureyev blaze his own trail, Balanchine change the landscape and Sylvie break the mould of what could be done with ballet. Take a look at our photo compilation of the world's greatest ballet dancers and choreographers. Each of these dancers shaped the world of ballet as we know it today. Enjoy!
Suzanne Farrell in Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson's "Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse"
A Young Suzanne Farrell.
Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussel in Song of the Earth.
Balanchine Ballerina Merill Ashley.
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn performing as a guest dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia in 1948.
Nina dancing in The Firebird.
Irina Dvorovenko, Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre.
Bolshoi Ballet Prima Ballerina
Natalia Makarova rehearsing the Royal Ballet's Alina Cojocaru.