Gorgeous Vintage Photographs Of Ballet Dancers

On pointe!

Ida Rubinstein, 1915. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Margot Fonteyn, 1939. Baron / Getty Images

Lubov Tchernicheva, Alice Nikitina, Alexandra Danilova, Felia Doubrovska, and Serge Lifar during a production of Apollon Musagetes, 1928. Sasha / Getty Images

June Brae and Robert Helpmann in Dante Sonata at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 1939. Baron/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Dancers of the Festival Ballet performing Etudes, 1955. Baron / Getty Images

Anna Pavlova, 1920. James Abbe / Getty Images

Alice Nikitina and Serge Lifar performing La Chatte, 1927. Sasha / Getty Images

Vera Nemchinova and Anton Dolin in a production of Revolution at the Coliseum in London, 1928. Sasha / Getty Images

Alexandra Danilova, 1925. Joan Craven/Evening Standard / Getty Images

A scene from the ballet Protee, 1938. Baron / Getty Images

Anna Pavlova surrounded by her ballet shoes in her dressing room at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, 1927. James Abbe / Getty Images

A performance in London, 1943. Fred Ramage/Keystone Features / Getty Images

Cynthia Maugham at the Arts Theatre in London, 1928. Sasha / Getty Images

Madame Lubovska teaching students from the National American Ballet School, 1924. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Vera Nemchinova and Anton Dolin in Rhapsody in Blue, 1928. Sasha / Getty Images

Anna Ludmilla and a fellow dancer in Intimate Revue, 1930. Sasha / Getty Images

Anna Pavlova in Autumn Leaves, 1920. James Abbe / Getty Images

A performance of Giselle at Drury Lane in London, 1937. Baron / Getty Images

Tanaquil Le Clercq in Bourree Fantasque, 1950. Baron/Hulton Archive / Getty Images

A scene from the film Melba, 1953. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Marjorie Tallchief and George Skibine of the New York City Ballet in Concerto Barocco, 1948. Baron / Getty Images

Christianne Gaulthier, 1955. Serge Berton/BIPs / Getty Images

Tamara Toumanova in Swan Lake, 1948. Baron / Getty Images

Members of the Harlequin Ballet rehearsing a Spanish dance, 1960. Fred Morley / Getty Images

Anna Pavlova and a fellow dancer, 1920. James Abbe / Getty Images

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alla Sizova rehearsing for a performance of Coppelia, 1970. Leonard Burt/Central Press / Getty Images

Nora Kaye and Nicholas Magallanes in The Cage, 1951. Baron / Getty Images

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