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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 164,540 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Alicia Markova is the 60th most popular dancer (down from 55th in 2019), the 2,799th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,085th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Dancer.

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Among dancers, Alicia Markova ranks 60 out of 76Before her are Hilde Holger, Jean Coralli, Ninette de Valois, Vladimir Vasiliev, Arthur Saint-Léon, and Hans van Manen. After her are Birju Maharaj, Alvin Ailey, Kenneth MacMillan, Marie Rambert, Birgit Cullberg, and Maria Tallchief.

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Among people born in 1910, Alicia Markova ranks 193Before her are Viggo Kampmann, Edwin O. Reischauer, Fei Xiaotong, Pál Turán, Lupita Tovar, and Elmar Klos. After her are Gus Hall, Robert Cummings, Willy Ronis, Attilio Pavesi, Stanislaus Kobierski, and Nathan Alterman. Among people deceased in 2004, Alicia Markova ranks 160Before her are John Peel, Alexander Ragulin, Evelyn Mase, Rogelio Domínguez, Christl Cranz, and Rodney Dangerfield. After her are Luis E. Miramontes, Gennadi Strekalov, Bryce DeWitt, Hasse Ekman, Bror Mellberg, and Daniel J. Boorstin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alicia Markova ranks 2,799 out of 7,765Before her are Richard O'Brien (1942), Harry Styles (1994), Effie Gray (1828), Nevile Henderson (1882), Gary Neville (1975), and Charles Cameron (1746). After her are Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany (1426), Ray Cooney (1932), Enoch Powell (1912), Tony Abbott (1957), Anne Hutchinson (1591), and Chris Barber (1930).

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), Antony Tudor (1908), and Darcey Bussell (1969).