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The Kirov Ballet in Chopiniana. Photo by Marc Haegeman.

The Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia- what a stunning wedding dress this costume would make! Ballet was one of my inspirations when searching for my wedding dress! Had I found a dress like this, it would have been a tough choice!

Prima Ballerina Assoluta. The ever-gorgeous Margot Fonteyn

Fonteyn was a ballerina of the Royal English Ballet. She's one of the greatest classical ballet dancers and was Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II.

Mayuko Nihei “Les Sylphides” – “La Sílfide y el Escocés” choreography by Terrence S. Orr (Auguste Bournonville)

Mayuko Nihei “Les Sylphides” – “La Sílfide y el Escocés” choreography by Terrence S. Orr (Auguste Bournonville)

Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera - La Fille Mal Gardeé  Royal Ballet  photo by (c) Elliott Franks

Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera - La Fille Mal Gardeé Royal Ballet photo by (c) Elliott Franks

Fancy Feet: five ballets danced in unusual footwear_    La Fille mal gardée - Clogs_  handsome young farm boy trying to win his sweetheart's hand while avoiding her cantankerous mother's disapproving glare. The ballet is described as a 'summer pantomime', and the mindful matriarch - The Widow Simone - is its dame character.

Fancy Feet: five ballets danced in unusual footwear_ La Fille mal gardée…

Philip Mosley as Widow Simone and Francesca Filpi, Samantha Raine, Vanessa Fenton and Kristen McNally as Clog dancers in La Fille Mal Gardee...

Philip Mosley as Widow Simone and Francesca Filpi, Samantha Raine, Vanessa Fenton and Kristen McNally as Clog dancers in La Fille Mal Gardee © Tristram Kenton/ROH

Jillian Vanstone in La Fille mal gardée. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

There was a lot of cute and clever choreography in this. Comedies are my favourite long ballet pieces. Jillian Vanstone in La Fille mal gardée. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.