ballerina Maria Taglioni, known for dancing on point and in La sulphide.
Nijinsky-pavlova, Ballet Russe
Antique Clip Art - Lovely Pink Ballerina - The Graphics Fairy
Emma Livry as Farfalla in the Taglioni/Offenbach ballet Le papillon, Paris, 1861
Mathilde Kschessinska was a famous ballerina for the Imperial Russian Ballet in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Little K, as Czar Nicholas was known to call her, also recounts her period as his mistress and the advantages, as well as disadvantages, the relationship brought her at various points throughout the rest of her life.