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Markova, Dame Alicia

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMarkova, Dame AliciaDame Alicia MarkovaMar‧ko‧va, Dame A‧li‧ci‧a /mɑːˈkəʊvə $ mɑːr-, əˈliːsiə/  (1910–2004) a British ballet dancer who performed all over the world and is known especially for her performances in the ballet Giselle. She danced with Diaghilev's ballet company from 1925 to 1929, started the London Festival Ballet in 1950, and was director of the New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet from 1963 to 1969.
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