Tamara Toumanova & Serge Lifar in "Swan Lake," 1939-1940. Photo by Max Dupain.

Vintage Ballet: Rare Photos of Dancers from the 1930s-1950s

Russian ballerina and actress Tamara Toumanova and Ukrainian ballet dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar performing the Swan Lake State Library of New South Wales, photographed by Max Dupain.

ballet for fitness...I promised myself this after my back is healed..

Promising to provide all-over body definition Kate Birch relives her balletic youth at this ballet-inspired fitness class

Swan lake

Peter Tchaikovsky "Swan Lake" (Ballet in 3 Acts) (Classical Ballet)

Anna Pavlova

Early ballerina skirts were heavy, voluminous affairs that severely restricted the dancer's movements. Fortunately, by the early twentieth century, skirts were raised to the knees to showcase pointe work.

Keep her on her toes ...

Lois Greenfield Photography : Dance Photography : New York City Ballet Dancers on imgfave

Alone at last behind the veil, your secret dwelling place To worship you is all I know, you're my only saving grace Bowing at your feet my king, my love will never go So here I am lord crying out, I love you more and more

The light hitting the ballerina from the left, highlighting the tutu, leaning the body in shadow, and the black background

Paris Opera Ballet - Cygnets

I love these white tutus from the Paris Opera Ballets' "Swan Lake", Ballet beauties !