#TBT: Natalia Makarova in "Giselle" (1977)

#TBT: Natalia Makarova in "Giselle" (1977)

There is something special about watching a prima ballerina dance her signature role; her sense of ease and pleasure makes ballet’s complex vocabulary look completely natural. Natalia Makarova, one of the world’s leading dancers in the latter half of the...
#TBT: Marie-Agnès Gillot in "Giselle" (2006)

#TBT: Marie-Agnès Gillot in "Giselle" (2006)

In this 2006 clip of Myrtha’s entrance in Giselle, former Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot gives an other-worldly performance that is chilling, ethereal and technically sublime. Her footwork throughout the solo is mesmerizing, and it receives full...
#TBT: Paloma Herrera in "Giselle"

#TBT: Paloma Herrera in "Giselle"

Argentinian ballerina Paloma Herrera, who is now the artistic director of Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón in her home country, joined American Ballet Theatre at just 16 years old and was promoted to principal at 19. Over the course of her 24-year career with ABT, she...

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