The Nutcracker, 1950s.

This 1950s image shows dancers of the Borovansky Ballet in the snow scene from The Nutcracker. The company, created by Czech immigrant Edouard Borovansky and his wife Xenia in the 1940s, was used as the basis for The Australian Ballet, which was founded in 1962.

From the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

The Nutcracker Snow Scene 1950s Christmas Czech- born Australian ballet dancer, choreographer and director. AHe and his wife settled in Australia where they established the Borovansky Ba

On this day: Ballet in 1956

The Borovansky Ballet, an Australian company that was a pioneer for major dance companies in the country today, as featured in the Australian Women’s Weekly on the 8th of February, 1956. The images are from their production of The Nutcracker.
Borovansky Ballet's Nutcracker published in The Australian Women_s Weekly 8th February 1956.

On this day…

The Nutcracker ballet, in a photograph dated the 11th of December, 1966. The Snow Queen and Snow King are played by Jiji Jahrig and Charlie Putman, and the Snowflakes are Sherry Darmopray, Christy Darmopray and Linda Vigil. The picture comes from The Denver Post.

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The Nutcracker circa 1900

Olga Preobrazhenskaya (also known as Olga Preobrajenska) as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nikolai Legat as Prince Coqueluche in the Grand pas de deux in The Nutcracker. Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, c. 1900.

Olga Preobrazhenskaya as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nikolai Legat as Prince Coqueluche in the Grand pas de deux in the original production of The Nutcracker. Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, c. 1900.

1900 was the year Preobrajenska found fame, earning the title prima ballerina.

Legat’s brother, Sergei, was the original star of The Nutcracker in 1892. Falling out of favour with the authorities at the outbreak of the First Russian Revolution, he tragically committed suicide at the age of twenty-nine.