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English ballerina Margot Fonteyn (1919 - 1991) of the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company trying on ballet shoes in Milan, where she is performing at the Scala in Ciaikpwski's ' La Bella Addormetat Nel Bosco'.

English ballerina Margot Fonteyn - of the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company trying on ballet shoes in Milan, where she is performing at the Scala in Ciaikpwski's ' La Bella Addormetat Nel Bosco'.

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev rehearsing 'Giselle' at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in 1962

Darcey Bussell on Margot Fonteyn: how did the great ballerina end up living in poverty abroad?

English ballerina Margot Fonteyn - and Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev - rehearsing 'Giselle' at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, February

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev performing ‘Giselle’ in Australia

Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn in London. Photo: Zoe Dominic/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images, Jan 01, 1969 #ballet

UNITED KINGDOM - Ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn dancing pas de deux in Royal Ballet's production of 'Pelleas & Melisande' at Covent Garden, London, England.

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Frederika Davis, 1965. by bobbie

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Frederika Davis, 1965

Nureev and Margot Fonteyn often danced La Dame aux Camelias: roughly 40 times at Covent Garden, then at La Scala in Milan,at the Paris Opera for the memorable Centenary Gala for the Figaro on Nov 17th 1966, in South and North America in 1975 and in London for the last time in 1977.

Nureyev dancing in Marguerite and Armand - Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

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