The exquisite Alessandra Ferri

Ferri is one of my favorite ballerinas! The exquisite Alessandra Ferri. Photo by Martha Swope, courtesy of the Dance Magazine Archives.

Suzanne Farrell

Suzanne Farrell (born is an eminent ballerina (often referred to as the greatest American lyric ballerina) and the founder of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center

Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell - Dance has been my whole life since I was 7 and Darcey Bussell is my dance inspiration.

Darcey Bussell

The Olympic closing ceremonies tonight will include a piece for 300 dancers choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon--and starring Darcey Bussell, who's coming out of retirement for the performance! We CAN'T WAIT. (Photo of Bussell by Arthur Elgort)

Darcey Bussell in The Royal Ballet's "Requiem."

Darcy Bussell in the Royal Ballet's Requiem // .oh those collar bones, those collar bones!

Marie-Pierre Greve in Alexei Ratmansky's Anna Karenina. The role of Anna was choreographed on her.

I wish for more ballet master classes with Marie-Pierre Greve!

Darcey Bussell and Carlos Acosta! I wish I knew what came next...

Darcey Bussell and Carlos Acosta - actually performed with Carlos in 1995 when he guested as the Caviler. He was a super nice guy. I was pregnant with my first son.

Darcey Bussell, all glitter and beauty.

fashionnasty: “ “ LA FÉE DRAGÉE ” Former Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Darcey Bussell as the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ from Peter Wright’s “The Nutcracker” production, circa Photo by Eric Richmond.