Ballet Dancers in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1952-12-29 Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina (Nutcracker), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-09-27 Heather Watts, American ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-12-14 Ib Andersen, Danish ballet dancer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1955-03-09 Fernando Bujones, American ballet dancer, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2005)
  • 1956-04-04 Evelyn Hart, Canadian prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958-04-24 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1958-06-29 Leslie Browne, American ballerina (Turning Point), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-02-09 Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963-05-06 Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1964-10-03 Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Filipino prima ballerina, 1984-2014 (Kirov Ballet; Philippine Ballet Theatre; Ballet Manila), artistic director, and educator, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1965-02-23 Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Paris, France
  • 1967-03-06 Julio Bocca, Argentine ballet dancer (American Ballet Theater, 1986-2006; Ballet Argentino, 1990-2007), and artistic director (National Ballet of Uruguay, 2010-18), born in Munro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1969-04-27 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • 1972-04-25 Sara Baras, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain
  • 1975-09-07 Marie-Agnès Gillot, French ballet dancer & choreographer, born in Caen, France
  • 1975-12-21 Paloma Herrera, Argentine ballet dancer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1976-10-12 Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland (40 years old)

1982-09-10 American ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri


Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music