Published December 1, 1935
Nicknamed Choura by those close to her, Alexandra Danilova was admired the world over for her commanding stage presence as well as her exquisite grace. She performed with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and was romantically linked for several years to George Balanchine, her classmate in St. Petersburg. Cecil Beaton's photograph, which appeared in the December 1935 Vanity Fair, catches Danilova in her portrayal of the Swan Queen in Swan Lake.
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