Alicia Markova

1910 - 2004

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Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1 December 1910–2 December 2004) was a British ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. She was the first British dancer to become the principal dancer of a ballet company and, with Dame Margot Fonteyn, is one of only two English dancers to be recognised as a prima ballerina assoluta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alicia Markova has received more than 129,151 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alicia Markova is the 54th most popular dancer (down from 45th in 2019), the 3,088th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,325th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Dancer.

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Among dancers, Alicia Markova ranks 54 out of 75Before her are Birgit Cullberg, Lindsay Kemp, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alvin Ailey, Ninette de Valois, and Maria Tallchief. After her are Yury Grigorovich, Marie Rambert, Kenneth MacMillan, Adam Darius, Avdotia Istomina, and Frankie Manning.

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Among people born in 1910, Alicia Markova ranks 217Before her are Rachel de Queiroz, Robert Havemann, László Cseh, Miquel Crusafont i Pairó, Carl A. Wirtanen, and Else Alfelt. After her are László Lékai, Johann Urbanek, Barys Kit, Elemér Kocsis, Pál Turán, and Kirk Alyn. Among people deceased in 2004, Alicia Markova ranks 178Before her are Ljubiša Spajić, Janet Akyüz Mattei, Luis E. Miramontes, Ivan Hlinka, Sara Lidman, and Albert Brülls. After her are Gunder Hägg, Joan Aiken, José Omar Pastoriza, Isabel Sanford, Karel Kachyňa, and Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alicia Markova ranks 3,088 out of 6,924Before her are Ed Westwick (1987), Roy Ward Baker (1916), Mick Jones (1955), E. A. Wallis Budge (1857), Christiane Amanpour (1958), and Kevin McKidd (1973). After her are Christopher Kelk Ingold (1893), Henry Shrapnel (1761), Chris Waddle (1960), Edward Alleyn (1566), Jason Connery (1963), and Richard Price (1723).

Among DANCERS In United Kingdom

Among dancers born in United Kingdom, Alicia Markova ranks 3Before her are Margot Fonteyn (1919) and Lindsay Kemp (1938). After her are Kenneth MacMillan (1929).